Rex S. Jardeleza
MAEd – Biological Sciences
What is Integrative Teaching?
It focuses on connections rather teaching isolated facts.
The learners will be able to realize that subjects being taught to them are not separate
and isolated field of knowledge, but are linked to each other in order to achieve
understanding and concept attainment.
It aims to connect what is learned in school to real life situations, thus it is more on
developing problem solving and discussions of issues in the real world.
Learners will learn to relate what they learn and apply it to their own daily lives.
involves consideration on the learners' individual differences. These include multiple
intelligences and learning styles. The teacher therefore must present the lesson in
various ways that can cater each learner's uniqueness.
We must consider:
The cognitive, behavioral
and affective dimensions
in teaching must be
must be integrated in
instruction across all
subject areas. Through
this, we are molding
"integrated" learners, or
well rounded individual.
Content-Based Instruction is an approach to language teaching that focuses not on the
language itself, but rather on what is being taught through the language; that is, the
language becomes the medium through which something new is learned.
IN the CBI approach the student learns the TL by using it to learn some other new
content. For example by studying the French Revolution while using the French
The language being learned and used is taught within the context of the content. The
theory behind CBI is that when students are engaged with more content, it will promote
Students will be able to use more advanced thinking skills when learning new
information and will focus less on the structure of the language. This approach is very
student-centered as it depends entirely on the students’ ability to use the language.
Thematic instruction is the organization of a curriculum around
macro “themes.” Thematic instruction integrates basic
disciplines like reading, math, and science with the exploration
of a broad subject, such as communities, rain forests, river
basins, the use of energy, and so on.
Thematic instruction is based on the idea that people acquire
knowledge best when learning in the context of a coherent
“whole,” and when they can connect what they’re learning to the
real world. Thematic instruction seeks to put the teaching of
cognitive skills such as reading, mathematics, science, and
writing in the context of a real-world subject that is both specific
Inquiry-based instruction is a student-centered and teacher-guided
instructional approach that engages students in investigating real world
questions that they choose within a broad thematic framework. InquiryBased instruction complements traditional instruction by providing a
vehicle for extending and applying the learning of students in a way that
connects with their interests within a broader thematic framework.
Students acquire and analyze information, develop and support
propositions, provide solutions, and design technology and arts
products that demonstrate their thinking and make their learning visible.
Connecting skills and knowledge from multiple
sources and experiences·
Applying theory to practice in various settings·
Utilizing diverse and even contradictory points
Understanding issues and positions contextually