Curriculum Integration

Learning in a Changing World

By Ross J. Todd

Curriculum Integration outlines and presents a curriculum integration matrix for 21st century learning in complex and diverse information environments. The curriculum integration matrix is based on the constructivist instructional framework of Guided Inquiry, and is underpinned by the Information Search Process, both developed by Carol Kuhlthau, Professor Emerita, at Rutgers University. The book outlines how Guided Inquiry, as an instructional framework in 21st century schools, can be developed and implemented to enable students to learn meaningfully from diverse and complex information sources. It presents and elaborates a Curriculum Integration Matrix structured on the research-based model of the Information Search Process, and it establishes a set of potential strategies and approaches for designing quality teaching and learning through Guided Inquiry. (The Learning in a Changing World series by ACER Press addresses how the process of learning is evolving, including the array of resources available in the digital age, the changing curriculum, and the different teaching strategies needed in order to use new media and technologies. The series presents core areas for teachers, librarians, and school leaders to consider for 21st century learning which are: the digital world, virtual worlds, curriculum integration, resourcing, and the physical environment. All are essential elements to enable and empower students to be lifelong learners and active participants in society.)

60 pages

Publication Date: 11/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9780864319098