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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This provides a good overview of cross-curricular approaches. It provides students with a good background to cross-curricular theory.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Essential text for all ITE students and indeed practising teachers. In the current climate of an overcrowded curriculum, this explains the various models of cross curricular teaching and learning in a clear, concise manner, making links between theory and practice.
This is an essential book for primary teachers who want to discover more about taking a creative and cross curricular approach to teaching and learning
There are numerous examples of case studies which are very useful and are used in seminars as it allows students to discuss the various scenarios, reflect on their own expereinces and make decisons as to how this will impact on their future practice.
Chapter 10 is also useful as assessessing cross-curricular work can be difficult but this chapter makes it clear and give specific examples.
Chapters 3 and 9 are particularly useful. Chapter 3 provides trainee teachers with an insight as to what cross-curricular learning is and the value of this teaching approach. Chapter 9 provides them with examples of the themes suitable for applying this approach and many of our trainees have tried planning lessons based on theseb examples while on placement allowing them to link theory with practice.
This is a generally a very useful text which has accessible information for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. It provides specific examples and points for dicussion allowing students to reflect on their own experiences allowing them to consider the impact on future practice and how, if necessary, this change can be be accomodated.
This edition is a great supplement for early Childhood education scholars where there are multi disciplinary aspects discussed such as psychological and ducational frameworks.
The case study examples and the visuals are closely relevant to evidence based practice.
Clear useful resource
An excellent book -thought provoking and highly useful for primary ed students
This supports both taught sessions and an assignment for the Year 3 course. We like the mix of theoretical and practical examples which is enhanced by good graphic visuals and images.
A comprehensive text to introduce the argument for Cross-curricular learning for students. The combination of theory and case studies is very useful. The chapter on neuroscience is particlarly interesting and adds another dimension to the argument.