Exploring interdisciplinarity studies: a reconstructed curricular approach to the development of a humanities course emphasizing conceptual intergration and synthesis of disciplinary concepts

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Sweetman, Fleur
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
Slomp, David H.
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
This project explores the question, how does the design of a humanities course emerge from previously published research and my own practical experience. The process takes into account the complex nature of interdisciplinarity studies. The identification and examination of Social Studies and English curricula are central to the entire project, as all the other decisions, pedagogically and in assessment are built on the understanding of those curricula. Through a reconstructed curricula focused on conceptual integration and synthesis of disciplinary concepts a curricular framework is created. From this framework, an humanities 10 curriculum map is developed as a living document to be shared with other teachers. The document focuses on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practice. This project will demonstrate the benefits and the challenges that educators encounter when constructing interdisciplinarity studies.
Humanities - Study and teaching , Social sciences - Study and teaching , Pedagogical content knowledge , Teaching , English - Study and teaching , Curriculum and methods in education