A Thinking Approach to Interdisciplinary Experience
Author: Irvine, Hope
Subjects: Professional Resources; Interdisciplinary Programs
Order code: 2185
Website price: $13.00
For those teachers who are planning interdisciplinary units of instruction, this book is an excellent resource. It provides background about interdisciplinary units, examples, and a hands-on sample, and it discusses programs that do not work. Save the time of trial and error and the risk of failure involved in reinventing the wheel!
- Examines personal knowledge of ordinary things and introduces the complexity of how we learn. From this introspective analysis, 10 categories of knowledge emerge and are presented as operational definitions.
- Explores relationships between verbal and visual language as surrogates for experience, as well as the process of learning and communicating what has been learned
- Explains the method of interactive diagramming, with step-by-step examples to determine scope and sequence of interdisciplinary experiences
- Guides the development of a unit on time, followed by 25 examples of interdisciplinary approaches
- Cites difficulties in developing interdisciplinary programs in schools, with suggestions for solving the problems
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