Cross-Curricular Learning 3-14
- Jonathan Barnes - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Revised and updated to reflect current curriculum policy and contemporary research, this third edition includes:
· Coverage of the 2014 National Curriculum in England and the implications for cross-curricular practice
· More case studies from across the curriculum, from different age groups and exploring different aspects of teaching
· Improved coverage of cross-curricular practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We see the world through cross-curricular eyes and as such this book is a wake-up call for educators of all ages to ensure that they think carefully how, why and if cross-curricular teaching is appropriate. Chapter 2’s Cross-Curricular Taxonomy, especially, opened my eyes to the differing aims and purposes that might underlie different sorts of cross-curricular planning. Through well-chosen case studies, the pitfalls and possibilities become much clearer so teachers can think through their approaches to the curriculum, therefore teaching pupils better and being true to each subject’s unique lens on the world.
We see the world through cross-curricular eyes and as such this book is a wake-up call for educators of all ages to ensure that they think carefully how, why and if cross-curricular teaching is appropriate. Through well-chosen case studies, the pitfalls and possibilities become much clearer so teachers can think through their approaches to the curriculum, teach pupils better and be true to each subject’s unique lens on the world.
This excellent book uses a wide range of research and case study to illustrate the value of cross curricular learning. I believe it is important to ensure prospective teachers engage in debates about planning, teaching and learning and this book effectively challenges the many pre-conceptions of what a primary school curriculum should look like.
A truly enjoyable read and an essential book for early years practitioners. This book explores the importance of implementing a cross curricular approach to learning and teaching.
This is an accessible book that considers theories of interdisciplinary learning mainly within a primary school context. Its use of case studies will be of particular interest to students of primary education exploring how to make cross-curricular learning work effectively, though there may also be useful lessons for teachers who are aiming to build cross-curricular learning into the first few years of pupils' secondary school experience. This book provides food for thought for those planning a context-rich curriculum for their learners.
This provides a good overview of cross-curricular approaches. It provides students with a good background to cross-curricular theory.
A comprehensive book which explores issues related to cross-curricular teaching and learning. There don't seem to be many books which cover this issue, Barnes explores this issue thoughtfully.
This is an informative book very useful for aspiring and practicing teachers, several students on this leadership course have found it valuable and recommended it to their staff.
This text acknowledges how the curriculum needs to reflect the priorities facing the next generation whilst also examining key theorists and perspectives on curriculum design and collaborative learning. Though addressing some complex issues, the text is written in an accessible format that will supplement any students knowledge and will encourage individuals to challenge their thinking.
This excellent book supports students' understanding of cross-curricular work with children and how creativity can be a potent force in learning. Ownership of a copy is encouraged!