Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

by H. Lynn Erickson
     
 

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This indispensable guide combines proven curriculum design with teaching methods that encourage students to learn concepts as well as content and skills for deep understanding across all subject areas. Synthesizing H. Lynn Erickson's past 18 years of fieldwork with teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and instructional leaders, this resource offers a

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This indispensable guide combines proven curriculum design with teaching methods that encourage students to learn concepts as well as content and skills for deep understanding across all subject areas. Synthesizing H. Lynn Erickson's past 18 years of fieldwork with teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and instructional leaders, this resource offers a complete guide to designing curriculum and instruction that foster the continuous growth and development of a student's critical, abstract, and creative learning skills. Educators will learn how to

  • Bring coherence and clarity to high-quality curriculum design and instructional planning
  • Teach the way that students' minds learn best
  • Encourage students' creative and abstract thinking, regardless of level or subject area
  • Gain the support of principals and district administrators

Editorial Reviews

Lois Lanning
"The book provides the foundation for understanding the structure of knowledge, Bloom's taxonomy (original and revised), and the terminology associated with contemporary instructional practice. It has a style that enables the reader to assimilate complex ideas easily."
Kathy Hargrove
"The author makes a strong appeal for raising the level of curriculum development. Reader friendlywithlots of illustrations and examples, personal in tone,and down to earth. I especially like thepractical approaches and step-by-step guidance."
Carol Ann Tomlinson
"I love the author’s delineation of her own understanding of concept-based teaching over an 18-year period. Somehow that humanizes the work of teaching and helps us understand that only as we risk growth will we be able to guide our students in that way as well."
Jay McTighe
"Well written with a practical orientation. Its numerous examples help bring the abstract ideas to life. It addresses the needs of present-day educators, such asdealing with voluminous content standards and accountability tests. This book makes a worthwhile and important contribution to the field."
William Fitzhugh
"Contains many charts that show how content, methodology, and assessment are integrated. The blank documents that teachers can photocopy are great. The tables really help me understand what the text says."
Jay Mc Tighe
"Well written with a practical orientation. Its numerous examples help bring the abstract ideas to life. It addresses the needs of present-day educators, such asdealing with voluminous content standards and accountability tests. This book makes a worthwhile and important contribution to the field."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412916998
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

H. Lynn Erickson, Ed.D., is an independent consultant assisting schools and districts with concept-based curriculum design and instruction. During the past 20 years Lynn has worked extensively with K-12 teachers and administrators on the design of classroom and district level curricula aligned to academic standards and national requirements. She was a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Organization for the development of the Middle Years Programme—the Next Chapter.

Lynn is the author of three best-selling books, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction, 3rd edition ©2008; Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts, ©2002; and Transitioning to Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: How to Bring Content and Process Together, co-authored with Dr. Lois Lanning, © 2014, Corwin Press Publishers. This publication, co-authored with Lois Lanning and Rachel French is the 2nd edition of Lynn’s popular book, Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom: Teaching Beyond the Facts. She also has a chapter in Robert Marzano’s book, On Excellence in Teaching, ©2010, Solution Tree Press.

Lynn is an internationally recognized presenter/consultant in the areas of concept-based curriculum design, and teaching for deep understanding. She has worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, adjunct professor, and educational consultant over a long career. In addition to her work in the United States, Lynn has presented and trained educators across the world in different regions and countries including Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Cyprus.

Lynn currently lives in Everett, Washington with her family. She and Ken have two children, and two grandsons, Trevor and Connor, who continually stir her heart and soul.

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