Connecting With Other Disciplines

Park Rogers, Meredith A.; Abell, Sandra K.
February 2007
Science & Children;Feb2007, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p58
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the importance of interdisciplinary instruction, which is a way of approaching curriculum by organizing content and processes from more than one discipline around a central theme. It encourages connections among disciplines to help learners construct stronger knowledge schema. There are also cautions about using this approach, which include blurring disciplinary boundaries that devalues the content of each discipline and student learning becomes superficial, and it may also benefit one discipline more than another. Nevertheless, the process of designing interdisciplinary units can be started by teachers by examining the standards in different curricular areas and finding commonalities.


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