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Cross-Curricular Learning 3-14

Cross-Curricular Learning 3-14

Third Edition

March 2015 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This third edition explores the key practical and theoretical issues underpinning cross-curricular teaching and learning across the early years, primary education and lower secondary school. Combining findings from research and educational theory with examples of thought-provoking teaching in schools, this textbook discusses how high quality teaching across different curriculum areas can be planned, taught, assessed and used to encourage creative and deep learning experiences.

Revised and updated to reflect current curriculum policy and contemporary research, this third edition includes:

·         Coverage of the 2014 National Curriculum in England and the implications for cross-curricular practice

·         More case studies from across the curriculum, from different age groups and exploring different aspects of teaching

·         Improved coverage of cross-curricular practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

What Should Schooling in the Twenty-first Century Look Like?
Cross-Curricular Policy and Practice
What Does Good Cross-Curricular Practice Look Like?
Social Perspectives on Learning
What Does Neuroscience Tell Us About Cross-Curricular Learning?
Psychology and Cross-Curricular Learning
The Pedagogy of Cross-Curricular Learning
What Values Should We Apply?
What Themes Are Suitable for Cross-Curricular Learning?
How Can We Assess Cross-Curricular and Creative Learning?
How Should We Plan for Cross-Curricular Activity?
Key Issues for Debate

Essential text for all ITE students and indeed practising teachers. In the current climate of an overcrowded curriculum, this explains the various models of cross curricular teaching and learning in a clear, concise manner, making links between theory and practice.

Mrs Ros Steward
Department of Education, University of The West of England
June 25, 2015

This is an essential book for primary teachers who want to discover more about taking a creative and cross curricular approach to teaching and learning

Mrs Joanne Smith
School of Education, Brighton University
June 16, 2015

There are numerous examples of case studies which are very useful and are used in seminars as it allows students to discuss the various scenarios, reflect on their own expereinces and make decisons as to how this will impact on their future practice.
Chapter 10 is also useful as assessessing cross-curricular work can be difficult but this chapter makes it clear and give specific examples.

Faculty of Education (Frenchay), University of The West of England
June 1, 2015

Chapters 3 and 9 are particularly useful. Chapter 3 provides trainee teachers with an insight as to what cross-curricular learning is and the value of this teaching approach. Chapter 9 provides them with examples of the themes suitable for applying this approach and many of our trainees have tried planning lessons based on theseb examples while on placement allowing them to link theory with practice.

Faculty of Education (Frenchay), University of The West of England
June 1, 2015

This is a generally a very useful text which has accessible information for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. It provides specific examples and points for dicussion allowing students to reflect on their own experiences allowing them to consider the impact on future practice and how, if necessary, this change can be be accomodated.

Faculty of Education, University of The West of England
June 1, 2015

This edition is a great supplement for early Childhood education scholars where there are multi disciplinary aspects discussed such as psychological and ducational frameworks.
The case study examples and the visuals are closely relevant to evidence based practice.

Dr Estelle Ann Martin
School of Education, University of East London
May 29, 2015

Clear useful resource

Miss Deborah Boekestein
Division of Education, London South Bank University
May 12, 2015

An excellent book -thought provoking and highly useful for primary ed students

Mrs Maria Vinney
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
April 29, 2015

This supports both taught sessions and an assignment for the Year 3 course. We like the mix of theoretical and practical examples which is enhanced by good graphic visuals and images.

Dr Sarah Askey
Education Deanery, Liverpool Hope University
March 20, 2015

A comprehensive text to introduce the argument for Cross-curricular learning for students. The combination of theory and case studies is very useful. The chapter on neuroscience is particlarly interesting and adds another dimension to the argument.

Mrs Natasa Rutherford
March 10, 2015

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