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Hasni, Abdelkrim; Lenoir, Yves; Alessandra, Froelich – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
New curricular orientations in the secondary schools of many Western countries invite teachers of STEM school subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to integrate these school subjects (Czerniak, 2008). In Quebec, such interdisciplinarity is not a mere recommendation, but an official component of the curriculum (a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, STEM Education
Lenoir, Yves; Hasni, Abdelkrim; Froelich, Alessandra – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2015
Although interdisciplinary approaches to education are found throughout the West, interdisciplinarity is not everywhere conceived and implemented the same way. Adopting a socio-historical perspective, this article presents two conceptions of interdisciplinarity in primary and middle school education (though the conceptions are apparent at other…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Lenoir, Yves – Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013
This article presents elements from the research journey pursued by the author in the area of interdisciplinarity in education, and more specifically in elementary education, which he has been studying for 30 years. The text begins by presenting the reasons that led to undertaking doctoral studies on this issue. It then addresses the foundations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research, Elementary Education