Cross-curricular Approaches to Teaching and Learning
- Chris Rowley - Oxford University, UK
- Hilary Cooper - University of Cumbria, UK
With practical ideas on how to join-up the primary curriculum, Cross-Curricular approaches to the primary curriculum uses history and geography to explore different contexts and strategies for making links between subjects, so that learning is more integrated and relevant to learners. It also demonstrates how these subjects can serve as the basis upon which values can be developed in the curriculum. There are powerful case studies, including examples of pupils' work and talk, and teachers' reflections. A companion website contains further examples.
Chris Rowley and Hilary Cooper bring together a group of practising teachers and university tutors who offer suggestions on cross-curricular approaches to teaching, keeping values education at the heart. This book will be invaluable to practising primary teachers, student teachers and all those involved in curriculum design.
Chris Rowley is in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria and is a Member of the Geographical Association and SAPERE, The Society to Advance Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education.
Dr Hilary Cooper is Professor of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria Ambleside Campus
Students have found this book helpful in developing their understanding of a themed approach to teaching and learning and have referred to it in their assignments.
An excellent overview of cross curricular learning opportunities with a solid theory base used to support the writing.
This textbook is particularly useful for our course as we are trying to embed a cross curricular learning theme into our teaching of core subjects.
Some very useful chapters.
Some useful case studies for students to refer to as part of their arts module
This book will provide useful supplemental materials for students.
Useful to any course delivering a module based around x-curricular and creative curriculums.
A good and interesting book with a variety of ideas and pedadogical support. It addresses the issues of today and gives useful examples and case studies.
This book provides a combination of wider views of and cross curricualr and thematic learning and more focussed practical applications. In its wider views it engages readers in the big issues of cross curricualr and thematic learning and encourages a critical reflection on the values of such approaches. In the more foucssed applications, it does not become a "tips for teachers" book but exemplifies the application of these critical approaches. At a time when schools are enagaing more and more in cross curricualr and thematic learning and curriculum change, this book promotes a thinking approach to such developments.
Excellent title with a variety of different ideas and pedadogical support. It explores the use of cross curricular activities in such a way that it makes the topic interesting for trainee teachers to follow, apply and experiment in their classes.