Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning / Edition 3
  • Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning / Edition 3
  • Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning / Edition 3

Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning / Edition 3

by H. Lynn Erickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412925223

ISBN-13: 9781412925228

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Help students analyze and synthesize information for a deeper understanding of big ideas!

This third edition of the classic bestseller on curriculum design provides practical structures, planning tools, and specific classroom examples of effective teaching strategies. The author focuses on the need for curriculum that takes students to a level of understanding

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Overview

Help students analyze and synthesize information for a deeper understanding of big ideas!

This third edition of the classic bestseller on curriculum design provides practical structures, planning tools, and specific classroom examples of effective teaching strategies. The author focuses on the need for curriculum that takes students to a level of understanding where knowledge transfers readily to new situations and thinking becomes integrated. Updated throughout, the book’s wide-ranging topics include:

  • Aligning local curriculum with state and national content standards
  • Using brain-based teaching methods
  • Developing higher-order thinking skills
  • Assessing and reporting student progress
  • Creating a lifelong love of learning in students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412925228
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
148,013
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Making Change in a Changing World
The State of Educational Change
Pressure Groups
Sharing the Job of Quality Education
A National Model for Concept-Based Curricula
Making Change the Systems Way
Overcoming Obstacles: Over, Under, Through, and Around
Summary
Extending Thought
2. Concept-Based Curriculum
Traditional Curriculum
Concept-Based Curriculum
Historical Perspective: Hilda Taba
Conceptual Organizers
Generalizations
Summary
Extending Thought
3. State Academic Standards and Local Curriculum Frameworks
State Standards
The Tripartite Model of Curriculum Design
Scope and Sequence Charts for Processes and Skills
Summary
Extending Thought
4. Designing Interdisciplinary, Integrated Curricula
Defining Interdisciplinary, Integrated Curricula
The Integrated, Intradisciplinary Curriculum Model
Designing Concept-Based Teaching Units
Unit Design Steps: Questions and Answers
Lesson-Planning Pages
Summary
Extending Thought
5. Concept-Based Units: Samples and Questions
From Coordinated to Integrated Units
Multiage Classrooms and Concept-Based Curriculum
Questions and Answers: Elementary Schools
Questions and Answers: Secondary Schools
The International Baccalaureate Programme
Career and Technical Education Programs
Summary
Extending Thought
6. Assessing and Reporting Student Progress
A Brief Review: Form and Function
The Implications of Process Assessment
Reporting Process Development
Assessing Critical Thinking Developmentally
Standards for Thinking
Scoring Guides for Performance Tasks
Questions and Answers
Summary
Extending Thought
7. Concept-Based Instruction
Instructional Strategies
Learning Experiences
Adapting Activities
Teacher Reflections on Concept-Based Instruction
Summary
Extending Thought
8. Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Creating a Love of Learning
Stirring the Head
Stirring the Heart and Soul
Loving to Learn
Summary
Resource A: Alternative Unit Formats
Resource B: Key Concepts in Different Disciplines
Resource C: What Work Requires of Schools
Resource D: Sample Unit Planner
Glossary
References
Index

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