Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning

ISBN-10: 1412925223
ISBN-13: 9781412925228
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: H. Lynn Erickson
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This updated edition of Lynn Erickson's best-selling guide to curriculum design for quality teaching provides practical structure, planning tools, and specific classroom examples of effective curriculum strategies. This classic resource covers a wide range of topics, including: Concept-based instruction Aligning local curriculum with state and national content standards Brain-based teaching methods Higher-ordering thinking skills Assessing and reporting student progress Creating a life-long love of learning

H. Lynn Erickson is an independent consultant assisting schools and districts around the country 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. She is the author of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts, also from Corwin Press.  

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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
Concept-Based Curriculum
Traditional Curriculum
Concept-Based Curriculum
Historical Perspective: Hilda Taba
Conceptual Organizers
Generalizations
Summary
Extending Thought
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
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
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
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
Concept-Based Instruction
Instructional Strategies
Learning Experiences
Adapting Activities
Teacher Reflections on Concept-Based Instruction
Summary
Extending Thought
Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Creating a Love of Learning
Stirring the Head
Stirring the Heart and Soul
Loving to Learn
Summary
Alternative Unit Formats
Key Concepts in Different Disciplines
What Work Requires of Schools
Sample Unit Planner
Glossary
References
Index

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