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Archive for the 'Interdisciplinary Education' Category

MAIS Powerpoint and Pragmatic Applications 4 November 2006

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Here are links to the Power Point presentation and the Pragmatic Applications list that Kili Lay and I created for our “Integrating Interdisciplinary Inquiries in International Institutions” seminar at the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS).

The Power Point

Pragmatic Applications

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

The Harvard Graduate School of Education stands firmly in support of Interdisciplinary Education. Click on THIS LINK to access three well-constructed essays:

  • Three Strategies of Interdisciplinary Teaching of Math and Science: A Case of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
  • From a Community of People to a Community of Disciplines: The Art of Integrative Humanities at St. Paul’s School
  • Three Strategies for Interdisciplinary Teaching: Contextualizing, Conceptualizing, and Problem-Solving

Right On PSU!

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

No longer do Portland State University freshmen take the typical basic composition and 101 classes you find at most universities.Instead, students sign up for courses that blend as many as five basic subjects in any number of combinations. Among their options this year is the ongoing freshman course, “Life’s labors: work and play,” a mix of psychology, theatre, literature and composition.

Read more here…

the inherently interdisciplinary nature of mathematics

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Click Here for a litany of provocative quotations on the inherently interdisciplinary nature of mathematics.

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

This link provides access to the Educational Broadcasting Corporation’s work with interdisciplinary learning expert Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs is an education consultant who works internationally with schools, districts, companies, and not-for profit groups, K-12, on curriculum reform, instructional strategies to encourage critical thinking, and strategic planning. She has written two books: Interdisciplinary Design and Implementation and Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12

Read on here for Innovative Lesson Ideas