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ERIC Number: EJ966906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
Integrated Curricula and Cultural Change: A Question of Why?
Blenkinsop, Sean
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v24 n1 p21-23 Fall 2011
The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to describe a large research project, which has integrated curricula and is currently emerging as a publicly funded K-7 place-based, imaginative, and ecological learning centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia; second, to spend some time exploring more deeply the theoretical implications of the project and why integrated curricula are necessary. The challenges for the project have consistently been multi-faceted and multi-layered. For example, there is an onus upon the project to have theory and practice align and yet, given the complexity of the project and the incompleteness of both theory and practice, this is a noticeably organic and messy process. What is an ecological worldview? What, then, would be the practices that best map onto that view? It is in response to these questions that the author thinks integrated curricula begin to make sense. (Contains 3 notes.)
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada