ERIC Number: EJ1161637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Interdisciplinary Science through the Parallel Curriculum Model: Lessons from the Sea
Hathcock, Stephanie J.
Gifted Child Today, v41 n1 p28-40 Jan 2018
The Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) lends itself to considering curriculum development from different angles. It begins with a solid Core Curriculum and can then be extended through the Curriculum of Connections, Practice, and Identity. This article showcases a way of thinking about the creation of a PCM unit by providing examples from an Antarctic research expedition. The Curriculum of Connections is showcased through the practices of science and engineering and crosscutting concepts. The Curriculum of Practice is elaborated on through vignettes detailing collaborative activities on the ship. Finally, a special focus is placed on the Curriculum of Identity through profiles of people working on the ship who followed both traditional and nontraditional routes to their current careers.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Scientific Research, Engineering, Vignettes, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Oceanography, STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Antarctica
Grant or Contract Numbers: ANT0944165