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Cross-Curricular Learning 3-14

Third Edition


March 2015 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This third edition explores the key practical and theoretical issues underpinning cross-curricular teaching and learning across the early years, primary education and lower secondary school. Combining findings from research and educational theory with examples of thought-provoking teaching in schools, this textbook discusses how high quality teaching across different curriculum areas can be planned, taught, assessed and used to encourage creative and deep learning experiences.

Revised and updated to reflect current curriculum policy and contemporary research, this third edition includes:

·         Coverage of the 2014 National Curriculum in England and the implications for cross-curricular practice

·         More case studies from across the curriculum, from different age groups and exploring different aspects of teaching

·         Improved coverage of cross-curricular practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

 
What Should Schooling in the Twenty-first Century Look Like?
 
Cross-Curricular Policy and Practice
 
What Does Good Cross-Curricular Practice Look Like?
 
Social Perspectives on Learning
 
What Does Neuroscience Tell Us About Cross-Curricular Learning?
 
Psychology and Cross-Curricular Learning
 
The Pedagogy of Cross-Curricular Learning
 
What Values Should We Apply?
 
What Themes Are Suitable for Cross-Curricular Learning?
 
How Can We Assess Cross-Curricular and Creative Learning?
 
How Should We Plan for Cross-Curricular Activity?
 
Key Issues for Debate

We see the world through cross-curricular eyes and as such this book is a wake-up call for educators of all ages to ensure that they think carefully how, why and if cross-curricular teaching is appropriate. Chapter 2’s Cross-Curricular Taxonomy, especially, opened my eyes to the differing aims and purposes that might underlie different sorts of cross-curricular planning. Through well-chosen case studies, the pitfalls and possibilities become much clearer so teachers can think through their approaches to the curriculum, therefore teaching pupils better and being true to each subject’s unique lens on the world.

Anthony Barlow
Senior Lecturer in Geography Education, University of Roehampton

We see the world through cross-curricular eyes and as such this book is a wake-up call for educators of all ages to ensure that they think carefully how, why and if cross-curricular teaching is appropriate. Through well-chosen case studies, the pitfalls and possibilities become much clearer so teachers can think through their approaches to the curriculum, teach pupils better and be true to each subject’s unique lens on the world.

 

Anthony Barlow
Senior Lecturer in Geography Education, University of Roehampton

This excellent book uses a wide range of research and case study to illustrate the value of cross curricular learning. I believe it is important to ensure prospective teachers engage in debates about planning, teaching and learning and this book effectively challenges the many pre-conceptions of what a primary school curriculum should look like. 

Marion Hobbs
Senior Lecturer Primary Education, Edge Hill University

A truly enjoyable read and an essential book for early years practitioners. This book explores the importance of implementing a cross curricular approach to learning and teaching.

Mrs Donna Kathleen O'Connor
Hair Beauty & Early Years, NWRC
October 27, 2016

This is an accessible book that considers theories of interdisciplinary learning mainly within a primary school context. Its use of case studies will be of particular interest to students of primary education exploring how to make cross-curricular learning work effectively, though there may also be useful lessons for teachers who are aiming to build cross-curricular learning into the first few years of pupils' secondary school experience. This book provides food for thought for those planning a context-rich curriculum for their learners.

Dr Louise Campbell
Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University
September 26, 2016

This provides a good overview of cross-curricular approaches. It provides students with a good background to cross-curricular theory.

Mrs Gill Fry
Education, Havering College of FE & HE
March 8, 2016

A comprehensive book which explores issues related to cross-curricular teaching and learning. There don't seem to be many books which cover this issue, Barnes explores this issue thoughtfully.

Mrs Rachel Wallis
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
February 20, 2016

This is an informative book very useful for aspiring and practicing teachers, several students on this leadership course have found it valuable and recommended it to their staff.

Mr Ian Tindal
Faculty of Education (Chelmsford), Anglia Ruskin University
November 13, 2015

This text acknowledges how the curriculum needs to reflect the priorities facing the next generation whilst also examining key theorists and perspectives on curriculum design and collaborative learning. Though addressing some complex issues, the text is written in an accessible format that will supplement any students knowledge and will encourage individuals to challenge their thinking.

Miss Catherine Farnon
Faculty of Community Studies, Highlands College
August 28, 2015

This excellent book supports students' understanding of cross-curricular work with children and how creativity can be a potent force in learning. Ownership of a copy is encouraged!

Mr Julian Kranz
Education & Society, University of Sunderland
July 6, 2015

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