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Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Themes for Teacher Candidates
- Discuss the need to connect disciplines within a multiple subject classroom.
- Connect interdisciplinary inquiry with the subject knowledge requirements of the multiple subject teacher.
- Compare methods of inquiry across the K-12 content specific disciplines.
Qualities of Integrated Studies and Inquiry
- Examine the language of the disciplines in inquiry.
- Discuss the context and products of inquiry.
- Determine the value and purpose of connecting disciplines.
- Review methods of inquiry in liberal arts disciplines.
Integrated Studies in Education
- Review current literature on integrated studies.
- Historical experiments in integrated curriculum.
- Connect the relationship between multiple intelligences and integrated studies.
- Determine how K-12 content disciplines overlap in basic concepts and principles of inquiry and knowledge base.
Resources for Interdisciplinary Inquiries
- Identify print resources.
- Identify subject practitioners as resources.
- Examine field sites, artifacts, and experiments as resources.
- Discuss visual, audio, and computer technology as resources.
Developing Interdisciplinary Inquiry Through Themes
- Explore models in literature on theme studies.
- Examine the role of students in integrated studies.
- Examine the role of teachers in integrated studies.
- Identify starting points for thematic inquiry.
Implementing a Theme Study
- Examine criteria for selecting a thematic study.
- Determine inquiry skills for all disciplines.
- Identify areas for inquiry through K-12 state standards.
- Discuss content-specific connections across disciplines.
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