Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students investigate different views of integrated curriculum. They examine the idea that integrated curriculum is an educational approach that prepares children for lifelong learning, by looking at education as a process for developing abilities required for life in the twenty first century. Key features of integrated curriculum are investigated. Some of these ideas are interdisciplinary, emphasis on projects, sources that go beyond textbooks, relationships among concepts, 'big ideas' as organising principles, rich tasks, flexible schedules and flexible student groupings. Practical aspects of implementing an integrated curriculum approach are considered.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClassroom Connections: Strategies for Integrated LearningRecommendedMurdoch, K (1998)SOUTH YARRA: ELEANOR CURTAIN PUBLISHING
ReadingsConcept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking ClassroomRecommendedErickson, H. L. (2007)CORWIN PRESS
ReadingsSo each may learn: integrating learning styles and multiple intelligencesRecommendedSilver, H.F, Strong, R.W & Perini, M (2000)ALEXANDRIA, VA: ASSOCIATION FOR SUPERVISION AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
ReadingsUnderstanding by Design Expanded 2nd EditionRecommendedWiggins & McTighe (2005)PRENTICE HALL INC

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Mildura, 2014, Week 07-18, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 08
Five 1.0 days lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 18 - 18
One 1.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Online activities & class participation equivalent to 750 word essay20
Teaching materials equivalent to 1250 word essay30
one 2000-word preparation of an integrated curriculum unit of work50