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Integrated Curriculum Planning: Concept Based Curriculum
An examination of the integrated curriculum and its design.
# 144885 | 1,958 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 14, 2010 in Education (Curriculum)


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Description:

The paper explains that the integrated curriculum is one that links all subject areas together and makes learning more relevant and more applicable in the learner's life. The paper discusses the design of this curriculum, its main features, its assessment and its effectiveness. The writer also reports on studies and information published from the year 2000 to the present relating to planning the integrated and concept-based curriculum.

Outline:
Objective
Integrated Curriculum
Design of the Curriculum
Integrated Curriculum and Assessment System
Outcomes of Integrated Curriculum
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"It is stated by the Teaching Strategies report that the 'Creative Curriculum' an integrated curriculum for preschools include the following components: (1) review of current research and learning theory; (2) overview of child development knowledge including the ways that children are unique; (3) strategies for setting up the learning environment which is the 'context for teaching'; (4) Content to be taught including knowledge and skills children are expected to learn in literacy, math, science, social studies, arts, and technology which is based on standards in each subject and links well with elementary school curricular and early learning standards; (5) wide range of instructional strategies for teachers; and (6) guidance and resources to assist teachers in building a partnership with families based on respect for differences and that value each in supporting the learning of students. (Teaching Strategies, 2007)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fat, Silva (2006) Designing the Curriculum - Transmitting Research Based Academic Knowledge. Online available at: www.eui-net.org/Project_documents/Tallinn2006.05/lucrari/Lucrare_Fat.doc
  • Loepp, Franzie L. (2005) Models of Curriculum Integration. The Journal of Technology Studies. Online available at: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/Summer-Fall-1999/Loepp.html
  • Lake, Kathy (2001) The Integrated Curriculum. School Improvement Research Series (SIRS) NWREL 2001 Close-Up #16. Online available at: http://www.nwrel.org/scpd/sirs/8/c016.html
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool: A Comprehensive, Integrated Curriculum and Assessment System. Teaching Strategies. Washington, DC. Online available at: http://www.teachingstrategies.com/content/pageDocs/D_CreativeCurriculum_LTR305.pdf
  • Nolan, Pat, and Harwood, Chris (2001) Curriculum Integration Facts, Institute for Professional Development and Educational Research at Massey University.

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