Publisher description for Concept-based curriculum and instruction : teaching beyond the facts / H. Lynn Erickson.


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Design a seamless learning program that teaches students how to grasp broad concepts and integrate the information they learn. Erickson offers specific strategies for curriculum design, instruction, and evaluation to help you create such a program. You'll find details on developing concept/process curriculum in a single discipline, in interdisciplinary units, and across grade levels. You'll also learn how to align your curriculum with state and national standards, generate "big idea" topics, and establish appropriate performance assessments. The author responds to the most frequently asked questions by teachers in the field about developing programs that integrate concept/process with curriculum, and addresses the barriers to implementing them. You'll learn how to + Take learning beyond the facts + Facilitate deep understanding and knowledge + Develop conceptual systems in the brain to process new information + Meet higher academic standards related to content knowledge, process abilities, and quality performance This book the companion to Erickson's earlier book titled Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul. Here, the author explores concept-based learning on a more in-depth level. Use it to teach students the skills they really need to think conceptually and solve problems in today's complex, changing world. An excellent resource for K-12 teachers, curriculum and staff developers, and university faculty in methods and curriculum development courses. Contains numerous charts and figures that illustrate the main points of the book.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Curriculum planning -- United States.
Education -- Curricula -- Standards -- United States.
Interdisciplinary approach in education -- United States.