Learning Through Real-World Problem Solving: The Power of Integrative Teaching

Learning Through Real-World Problem Solving: The Power of Integrative Teaching

by Nancy G. Nagel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803963599

ISBN-13: 9780803963597

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Engage your students in simultaneous learning – in language arts, science, math, and social studies – and help them create relevant experiences while pursuing real-life goals.

Overview

Engage your students in simultaneous learning – in language arts, science, math, and social studies – and help them create relevant experiences while pursuing real-life goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803963597
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
Problem Solving Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexi
About the Authorxv
About the Contributorsxvii
1.Integrative Teaching and Learning Through Real-World Problem Solving1
Introducing Real-World Problem Solving and Integrative Teaching and Learning1
Models of Integrated Curriculum7
Real-World Problem-Solving Model11
Summary14
2.Why Implement an Integrative Teaching and Learning Model?15
Learning in Context15
Summary21
3.Looking in the Classrooms: Case Studies Introduction23
Sexton Mountain Elementary School and Wetlands25
Sabin Elementary School and the Problem of Shoes46
Catlin Gabel School: Coexistence of Salmon and Humans61
Beaumont Middle School and What Do You Believe?82
Summary of Case Examples of Integrative Teaching and Learning Through Real-World Problem Solving99
4.Assessing Integrative Learning103
Assessment Formats106
Assessment Samples From Integrative Teaching and Learning Units114
Assessment of Teaching or Self-Assessment121
Summary121
5.Looking Back: What We Have Learned123
Ownership of Learning123
Summary131
6.Looking Ahead: Suggestions for Implementation133
Introducing Integrative Teaching and Learning and Problem Solving133
What Makes a Problem a Problem?134
Developing a Problem Statement or Unit Overview136
Planning the Integrative Unit136
Final Thoughts and Recommendations From the Teachers and Students145
7.Making Integrative Teaching and Learning Happen147
Preparing Students for the Future147
Taking It From Here: Your Turn151
References153
Author Index157
Subject Index159

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