❮Ebook❯ ➥ Designing & Implementing an Integrated Curriculum : A Student-Centered Approach ➦ Author Edward T. Clark – 91videos.co

Ed Clark, Adeptly Than Anyone Else, Has Translated The Revolutionary Insights Of Systems Theory And Ecological Science Into A Specific Educational Agenda For The Twenty First Century In This New And Compelling Book, He Makes It Clear That Integrated Curriculum Is Than The Mere Combination Of Subject Areas, And Than Another Passing Educational Fad By Examining Hidden Assumptions About Human Potential, Learning And Intelligence, The Nature Of The Universe, And The Effectiveness Of Organizations, Clark Demonstrates That The Established Educational Structure Is Not Equipped To Cope With The Major Changes Taking Place In The World Today He Calls For Systemic RestructuringAn Integrated Curriculum Begins With Important, Open Ended Questions About Students Places In Society, History, Their Community, And The Ecosystem Integrated Teaching Is Attuned To Natural Processes Of Learning, Such As Constructing Meaning And Understanding Context, Relationships, And Concepts Within A Genuine Community Of Learning Clark Explains How, In The Technological Worldview, Isolated Facts Came To Assume Undeserved Importance In A Systemic, Ecological Perspective, The Purpose Of Education Is Not To Pile Up Facts But To Cultivate Inquiry, Meaningful Understanding, And Direct Personal Engagement Surveying The Political And Economic Scene At This Time, Clark Concludes That Such Goals Are Vital To The Survival Of Democratic Citizenship Systemic, Ecological Thinking Is Increasingly Relevant Today Because Of The Complexity And Speed Of Social, Cultural, And Techologcial Change Clark Quotes Margaret Mead Now Young People Face Futures For Which Their Parents Culture Cannot Prepare Them Clark S Integrated Curriculum Enables Students To Address Their World With Imagination, Creativity, And Purpose, Rather Than Making Them Passive Consumers Of Textbook And Media Packaged Information This Is A Visionary Book, Yet Firmly Grounded In The Author S Extensive And Successful Work With School Staffs Attempting Genuine RestructuringDesigning And Implementing An Integrated Curriculum Is A Powerful Curriculum Development Tool For Teachers, Schools, And School Districts By Using The Philosophy, Strategies, And Models Presented In This Book, Individual Teachers, Teacher Teams, Or Administrators Can Design A Curriculum That Is Integrated, Interesting, Substantive, Provocative, And Genuinely Relevant To The Concerns And Needs Of StudentsDrawing From The Hundreds Of Workshops That He Has Conducted Over The Last Twenty Years, Clark Examines The Assumptions That Support Traditional Educational Designs And Proposes A New Perspective That Is Integrated, Ecological, And Learner Centered He Then Develops The Principles Of A Truly Integrated Curriculum Framed By A Set Of Universally Relevant Concepts And Organized Around Questions Worth Arguing About He Concludes With Dozens Of Real World Examples That Illustrate The Implementation Of The Integrated Curriculum In A Chicago Area SchoolAbout The Author Dr Ed Clark Is An Educational Consultant Specializing In Integrated Curriculum Design And Site Based Educational Change He Has Been Involved In Teacher Education For Thirty Years As Director Of Teacher Education At Webster University, As Professor Of Environmental Education At George Williams College, And As An Independent Educational Consultant For The Last Fifteen Years A Native Of Virginia, He And His Wife Margaret Live In The Far Western Suburbs Of Chicago

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    Clark makes a very good argument for a much needed new design in curriculum as the solution to education reform He changes your thinking about what the focus of school should be Clark is one of the creators of Ecoliteracy To quote him in the conclusion of the book, page 165, Just as every child loves to explore caves, dance in the streets, mold clay, paint pictures, sing songs, tell and listen to stories, ask questions, imagine answers, they can also thrill in the discovery of the beauty and structure of math equations and chemical formulas, the intricacies of cell structure or of an atom or of a city, the possibilities and nuances of language and communication patterns, and the emotional impact of history his story and her story.