'It is a thoughtful, well-informed and practical book that offers a strong vision of a holistic approach to learning in schools'-Early Years Educator 'A thoughtful, well-informed and accessible book, offering strong vision of a holistic approach to learning in schools, Jonathan Barnes' new book has much to offer reflective and sensitive educators, who care about the futures of the children they work with' - Anna Craft, Professor of Education, University of Exeter, Reader in Education, The Open University and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University The new primary strategy is about creativity and flexibility - allowing much more scope for work which brings together different parts of the curriculum. This book helps teachers address the 'why' as well as the 'how', giving background information as well as the techniques to put the theories into practice. It presents a framework for thinking through the issues as well as the practicalities of cross-curricular work (how to plan it, how to assess it, how to make sure all curriculum areas are covered). There are also plenty of practical examples of effective cross-curricular work in classroom settings.The book introduces for the first time the scientific and educational evidence which supports the introduction of cross-curricular approaches.
This book is intended for teachers in training, their tutors, and schools, parents and teachers considering a cross-curricular approach to learning. Ideas presented are suitable for children in the 3-14 age group.
Table of Contents
What Should Schooling in the 21st Century Look Like? What Does Good Cross-Curricular Practice Look Like? What is the Contribution of Neuroscience to Ideas About Cross-Curricular Learning? What are the Contributions of Modern Psychology? The View of the Pedagog: 'We learn according to how we are taught.' What Principles Should We Apply? What Themes Are Suitable for Cross-Curricular Learning? How Do We Plan For Cross-Curricular Activity? How Can We Assess Cross-Curricular and Creative Learning? Key Issues For Debate