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Concept-Based Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts

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Design a seamless learning program that teaches students how to grasp broad concepts and integrate the information they learn. Erickson offers specific strategies for curriculum design, instruction, and evaluation to help you create such a program. You'll find details on developing concept/process curriculum in a single discipline, in interdisciplinary units, and across grade levels. You'll also learn how to align your curriculum with state and national standards, generate big idea topics, and establish appropriate performance assessments. The author responds to the most frequently asked questions by teachers in the field about developing programs that integrate concept/process with curriculum, and addresses the barriers to implementing them. You'll learn how to + Take learning beyond the facts + Facilitate deep understanding and knowledge + Develop conceptual systems in the brain to process new information + Meet higher academic standards related to content knowledge, process abilities, and quality performance This book the companion to Erickson's earlier book titled Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul. Here, the author explores concept-based learning on a more in-depth level. Use it to teach students the skills they really need to think conceptually and solve problems in today's complex, changing world. An excellent resource for K-12 teachers, curriculum and staff developers, and university faculty in methods and curriculum development courses. Contains numerous charts and figures that illustrate the main points of the book.

Synopsis:

As more and more schools are developing concept//process curriculums, teachers find they need very specific strategies for curriculum design, instruction and evaluation. The author details how to develop curriculums in a single discipline, in interdisciplinary units, and across grade levels. She also discusses alignment with state and national standards, generating the big ideas' topics, and performance assessments.

Synopsis:

Design a seamless learning program that teaches students how to grasp broad concepts and integrate the information they learn. Erickson offers specific strategies for curriculum design, instruction, and evaluation to help you create such a program.

Table of Contents

National, state and local standards : interpreting and aligning. Why standards? Performance-based standards. The missing link in performance-based theory. The structure of knowledge and the traditional design of curriculum. National standards through a concept/process lens. Reviewing national standards - what have we here? Science standards. History standards. Economics standards. Geography standards. Civics and government standards. Mathematics standards. The design of state standards. Designing local curricula aligned to standards. Filling the standards gap in local curriculum design. Summary — Coherence in curriculum. What is a coherent curriculum? A systems design for coherence. Deep and essential understandings. Concepts and process in curriculum design. Dealing with the know in curricular design. Dealing with the do in curricular design. Summary — Designing integrated, interdisciplinary units : a general academic model. Why a conceptually driven model for unit design? Coordinated, multidisciplinary versus integrated, interdisciplinary units. The power of a conceptual lens in integration. Unit planning pages. Designing integrated units - questions and responses. Summary — Integrated school to work curricula. Conventional models of curriculum design. The integrated concept/process model for secondary schools. School-to-work integration in the elementary school. Summary — Concept/process integrated units - tips from teachers. Teachers speak out - concept/process. Curriculum and instruction. Teacher designed units. Teaching conceptually - questions and answers. Summary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803965812
Subtitle:
(teaching beyond the facts /)
Author:
Erickson, H. Lynn
Publisher:
Corwin Press
Location:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Curricula
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Subject:
Interdisciplinary approach in education -- United States.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
March 1998
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.99x5.99x.48 in. .69 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Corwin Press, Incorporated - English 9780803965812 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As more and more schools are developing concept//process curriculums, teachers find they need very specific strategies for curriculum design, instruction and evaluation. The author details how to develop curriculums in a single discipline, in interdisciplinary units, and across grade levels. She also discusses alignment with state and national standards, generating the big ideas' topics, and performance assessments.
"Synopsis" by , Design a seamless learning program that teaches students how to grasp broad concepts and integrate the information they learn. Erickson offers specific strategies for curriculum design, instruction, and evaluation to help you create such a program.
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