Here are my notes on a little gem of a book by Heidi Hayes Jacobs, all the way back in 1989. She really knows her stuff!
Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation
Edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs (1989)
CHAPTER ONE: The Growing need for Interdisciplinary Curriculum content (Heidi Hayes Jacobs)
Why Look at Curriculum Integration?
– The growth of knowledge growing at an exponential proportions and curriculum designers need to focus on what to teach and also what to eliminate. What do we focus on?
– Fragmented Schedules schools react to school requirements by fragmenting the curriculum into ‘lessons’
– Relevance of curriculum a common concern is the relevance of isolated and discrete activities that aren’t applied. Continue reading