ERIC Number: ED461409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Techniques for Promoting Interdisciplinary Education in the Classroom.
Continuous Integration Techniques (CIT) encourage interdisciplinary study by focusing on strategies to synergistically combine information from two or more subject areas. These techniques may be more meaningful for students than schooling's normal unidimensional learning techniques because real life occurs within multiple contexts. Such techniques seem to be suitable for nearly all grade levels and subjects. Some activities that facilitate interdisciplinary study are: (1) writing across the curriculum; (2) incidental grammar instruction; (3) constant spelling evaluation; (4) storytelling and interpretation; (5) facilitation of the inquiry process; (6) discussion of math concepts whenever they arise; (7) study of music as a way to enhance emotional, aesthetic, and kinesthetic awareness; and (8) use of instructional media. To be effective, CIT must meaningfully add to students' knowledge or reinforce lessons already learned. (Includes 43 references and 3 charts.) (JW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: "Teaching and Learning" (Singapore) v14 n1 pp.11-24.