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ERIC Number: EJ1139741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
The Challenges of Developing Disciplinary Knowledge and Making Links across the Disciplines in Early Years and Primary Humanities
Swift, Diane
Education 3-13, v45 n3 p365-374 2017
This article argues that an understanding of disciplinary knowledge production helps to underpin a conceptual structure for the humanities curriculum. This is important as a conceptual curriculum more overtly supports knowledge production for both pupils and teachers than one that is solely focused on propositional knowledge. It can mean the difference between learning isolated bits of information for recall that hold little significance to the learner and engaging with new information for a purpose. A concept orientated curriculum places an emphasis on understanding transferable ideas and principles, one in which deeper understanding or improved capability is the focus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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