Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction
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Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching Beyond the Facts



© 2002 | 192 pages | Corwin
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New Foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson 

"It is the clearest approach I have seen for helping teachers distinguish the difference between concepts and facts. I will recommend it everywhere."
Heidi Hayes Jacob
Curriculum Designers, Inc.

"A lucid and helpful volume, very much what people need to move beyond simplistic teaching."
Grant P. Wiggins
Learning by Design, Inc.

This book is the ideal companion to Erickson’s landmark Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul, Second Edition. Here, the author explores concept-based learning on a more in-depth level across disciplines and grade levels. Teachers can use the specific strategies to create a seamless learning program that teaches students the skills they really need to think conceptually and to solve problems in today’s complex, changing world.

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, quality performance, and school-to-work transitions
  • Align your curriculum with state and national standards and establish appropriate performance assessments

This excellent resource for K-12 teachers, teacher educators, curriculum designers, and staff developers contains numerous charts and figures that enable readers to put the book to immediate use.

 

Carol Ann Tomlinson
Foreword
Preface
About the Author
1. Interpreting and Aligning National, State, and Local Standards
2. Ensuring Coherence in Curriculum
3. Designing Integrated, Interdisciplinary Units: A General Academic Model
4. Integrating Curricula in School-to-Work Designs
5. Tips From Teachers: Creating Concept-Process Integrated Units
Resource A: National Academic Standards Order Information
Resource B: SCANS Competencies (United States Department of Labor)
Resource C: Glossary
References
Index

 "It is the clearest approach I have seen for helping teachers distinguish the difference between concepts and facts. I will recommend it everywhere."

Heidi Hayes Jacob, Curriculum Designers, Inc
Curriculum Designers, Inc.

"A lucid and helpful volume, very much what people need to move beyond simplistic teaching."

Grant P. Wiggins
Learning by Design, Inc.

"For me, the book is a desirable blend of theory, practice, and illustration. Its explanations are clear, and the translation of those explanations into classroom examples helps me move from vision to implementation. The book has clarified for me what it means to think about a discipline like an expert would—what it means to help students construct frameworks of meaning in a discipline—what it means to develop both curriculum and assessments that are catalysts for relevance, coherence, connectivity, and power."

Carol Ann Tomlinson, author
"The Parallel Curriculum"

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