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

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This third edition of Erickson's bestseller provides updated information about designing curriculum aligned with state and national content standards, using brain-based teaching methods, and developing higher-order thinking skills.
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Editorial Reviews

Carol Ann Tomlinson
"The essence of good teaching is in this book. It's a potent reminder of what it means when teachers teach whole human beings—their minds, hearts, and souls. Erickson helps us recall what all great teachers know: quality teaching is about building young lives."
Jay McTighe
"Erickson sets the standard for concept-based curriculum. Her work offers a theoretically rich and eminently practical approach for constructing curriculum around rich, transferable concepts. The third edition extends this seminal work for the benefit of educators and their students."
Lois Lanning
"Shows us the value of teaching to transferable ideas, and emphasizes deep understanding versus shallow coverage of material. Erickson guides educators in designing a high-quality curriculum organized around the essential concepts and ideas of each discipline. This book a must-read for preservice and inservice teachers and administrators at all levels."
Irene Davy
"Erickson's work is a gift for teachers striving to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the twenty-first century. The concepts of teaching for global citizenship in today's world come alive with Erickson's clear, practical, and inspiring guidance."
Jay Mc Tighe
"Erickson sets the standard for concept-based curriculum. Her work offers a theoretically rich and eminently practical approach for constructing curriculum around rich, transferable concepts. The third edition extends this seminal work for the benefit of educators and their students."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412925228
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/14/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 412,021
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Lynn Erickson is an independent consultant assisting schools and districts nationally and internationally with curriculum design. From 1987 to 1994, she was the director of curriculum for the Federal Way Public Schools in Federal Way, Washington. She is a recognized presenter at national conferences, and is featured in the video "Creating Concept-Based Curriculum for Deep Understanding" (produced by the Video Journal) as well as in videos from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Her Corwin Press books include Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning(3rd edition);Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom; and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts.

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Table of Contents

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
Extending Thought
2. Concept-Based Curriculum
Traditional Curriculum
Concept-Based Curriculum
Historical Perspective: Hilda Taba
Conceptual Organizers
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
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
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
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
Extending Thought
7. Concept-Based Instruction
Instructional Strategies
Learning Experiences
Adapting Activities
Teacher Reflections on Concept-Based Instruction
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
Resource A: Alternative Unit Formats
Resource B: Key Concepts in Different Disciplines
Resource C: What Work Requires of Schools
Resource D: Sample Unit Planner
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