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Heidi Hayes Jacobs: Interdisciplinary Curriculum


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