Practical insights into curricula integration for primary science

Hudson, Peter B. (2012) Practical insights into curricula integration for primary science. Teaching Science, 58(4), pp. 47-50.

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As indicated in a previous Teaching Science article, effective planning for curricula integration requires using standards from two (or more) subject areas (e.g., science and English, science and art or science and mathematics), which also becomes the assessment foci for teaching and learning. Curricula integration of standards into an activity necessitates pedagogical knowledge for developing students’ learning in both subject areas. For science education, the skills and tools for curricula integration include the use of other key learning areas (KLAs). A balance between teacher and student-centred science education programs that draw on democratic processes (e.g., Beane, 1997) can be used to make real-world links to target students’ individual needs. This article presents practical ways to commence thinking about curricula integration towards using Australian curriculum standards.

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ID Code: 56796
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Integration, Interdisciplinary, Curricula
ISSN: 0045-0855
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Science Teachers Association
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2013 22:46
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 05:38

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