Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Susannah Brown (Florida Atlantic University, USA) and Rina Bousalis (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 193
ISBN13: 9781522540656|ISBN10: 1522540652|EISBN13: 9781522540663|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4065-6

Description

Teaching and learning practices that are interconnected and value all subject areas benefit K-12 students by supporting creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly resource that presents detailed information on the benefits and implementation of STREAMSS (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies), an interdisciplinary curriculum that meets K-12 students’ diverse needs by placing equal emphasis on multiple avenues of learning. Highlighting topics such as educational science and technology, curriculum development, and instructional design, this book is an ideal resource for students, academicians, researchers, and librarians seeking current information on interdisciplinary education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Education Science and Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • STREAMSS
  • Teaching and Learning Theory

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Susannah Brown is an Associate Professor of Art Education in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Brown works with all ages, PreK-adults, to inspire academic excellence and a commitment to the community through arts engagement for the past twenty-seven years. Dr. Brown has published book chapters, scholarly articles and textbooks, Teaching Art Integration in the Schools (Cengage, 2013), and Creative Literacy in Action: Birth Through Age Nine (Cengage, 2017), which all incorporate creative engagement activities in teaching practice. Cross disciplinary expertise in the arts and education along with teaching experience with diverse learners, propels Dr. Brown forward as an engaged faculty member and mentor for her students. She is primarily a watercolor artist who loves to also sculpt with clay. Recently, she has been training with premier book artists through the Jaffe Center of Book Arts on traditional printing and binding. Sharing her passion for the arts drives her teaching and personal work.
Rina Bousalis is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Her previous experience includes teaching elementary school (fourth and fifth grades) and high school (ninth through twelfth grades) in courses such as U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government, Sociology, Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography, and Dual-Enrollment (college-high school partnership). She has authored articles for peer-reviewed journals and presented at state, national, and international conferences. Her research interests include multicultural, global, and civics education.