Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School ... English: The Centrality of Language in Learning

1st Edition

David Stevens

Published October 22, 2010
Textbook - 156 Pages
ISBN 9780415565042 - CAT# Y105831
Series: Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in...

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What is the role of the individual school 'subject' and 'subject teacher' within school? Is it to teach a set of core subject knowledge, skills and understanding in a way that remains faithful to long-standing subject cultures and pedagogies? Or is there another way to consider how the curriculum and the notion of individual subjects and teachers' pedagogy could be constructed?

Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School ... English brings together ongoing debates about personalised learning, creativity and ICT in education to establish a clear theoretical framework for cross-curricular teaching and learning in English and literacy. Presenting an appropriate pedagogy for cross-curricular teaching that draws on this framework, it promotes radical new approaches to English teaching as part of a widened curriculum through practical examples and theoretical discussions, blended with engaging stories of current practice.

With links to other curriculum subjects and current education policy, features include:

  • theoretical examination of key issues;
  • assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of different curricular models;
  • clear principles for effective assessment;
  • a wide range of case studies;
  • summaries of key research linked to suggestions for further reading;
  • professional development activities to promote cross-curricular dialogue.

Part of the Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School series, this timely, interdisciplinary textbook is essential reading for all students on Initial Teacher Training courses and practising teachers looking to holistically introduce cross-curricular themes and practices in secondary English teaching.


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