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Integrated Curriculum

  1. 1. integrated curriculum
  2. 2. traditional curriculum factory design Instructional approach – Teacher centered – Factory approach-time based (grades/age)- memorization-textbook driven-no choice- fragmented curriculum-grades averaged-print based emphasis-diversity-literacy - 3 r's - academic driven -individual subjects-basics emphasized -over all -- thinking for gifted- teach once – isolation-passive learning-bell curve
  3. 3. digital citizenship Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  4. 4. values undertaking For the most part, institutions change slowly. Such gradual change may be a positive element. The practices associated with an institution tend to be worked out by trial and error over long periods of time. educational institutions—which have come to bear a primary responsibility for the intellectual and moral health of the next generation—such conservatism is especially to be recommended. we should not want to—sacrifice our children to the latest fad, education is fundamentally and primarily a “values undertaking,” and educational values are perennially in dispute. Basic tenet: fundamentals --> purposes of education, and the notion of what it means to be an educated person, are subjects about which individuals—both professional and lay— hold distinctive and often conflicting views. How could we possibly create an educational system that would please the three Bills….. Bill Cosby….Bill O’Reilly …. Bill Clinton ????? Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  5. 5. integrated curriculum content is drawn from several subject areas to focus on a particular topic or theme. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  6. 6. integrated curriculum Rather than studying math or social studies in isolation, for example, a class might study a unit called The Sea, using math to calculate pressure at certain depths and social studies to understand why coastal and inland populations have different livelihoods (ASCD, 2003). Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  7. 7. philosophical underpinnings Dissertation: An integrated curriculum in practice; a study of the development, installation, and appraisal of a certain type of integrated curriculum in the educational program of the public elementary schools of Houston, Texas, (1937) Oberholtzer: Founder of University of Houston Edison Ellsworth Oberholtzer
  8. 8. philosophical underpinnings “Only in education, never in the life of the farmer, sailor, merchant, physician, or laboratory experiment, does knowledge mean primarily a store of information aloof from doing.” John Dewey
  9. 9. philosophical underpinnings Tyler viewed it as a "must" to help students obtain a unified view of their learning. Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965 "the horizontal relationship of curriculum experiences” Ralph Tyler
  10. 10. philosophical underpinnings viewed it as a "must" to help students obtain a unified view of their learning. Benjamin Bloom
  11. 11. so… society : where is skill integration? traditional pedagogy Integration is all around us; in society and in nature. Most contemporary jobs require the integration of a range of skills. In today’s workforce, we are given a problem and asked to solve it, often with guidance but infrequently with direct instruction. The “test” is whether or not the problem gets solved. In traditional schools students are given a set of facts and asked to memorize them, but then are not given the opportunity to apply them in a way that is applicable to life outside of the school.
  12. 12. Integration: the combining and coordinating of separate parts or elements into a unified whole. -webster children broadly explore knowledge in various subjects.
  13. 13. Must include: relationship among concepts thematic units = organized principles flexible schedules flexible groupings combined subjects emphasis on projects goes beyond textbook
  14. 14. characteristics of applied learning student directed real-world application research based multiple resources embedded knowledge concludes: end product conducted over time Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  15. 15. characteristics of applied learning generalization social skills empowerment Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  16. 16. characteristics of applied learning administrators funding Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  17. 17. 10. time expedient Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  18. 18. 9. curricular framework Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  19. 19. 8. life-based Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  20. 20. 7. increases problem solving skills Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  21. 21. 6. authentic literature Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  22. 22. 5. problem ->answer Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  23. 23. 4. collaboration Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  24. 24. 3. brain – based approach Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  25. 25. 2. increases standardized scores Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  26. 26. 1. student enjoyment Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.
  27. 27. Presented by: Brent Daigle, Ph.D.