1st Edition

Developing a Didactic Framework Across and Beyond School Subjects Cross- and Transcurricular Teaching

Edited By Søren Harnow Klausen, Nina Mård Copyright 2024
    268 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Centered around a contemporary conception of Bildung, this book effectively demonstrates how the aims of cross- and transcurricular teaching can be reconciled, resulting in a didactic framework for teaching and learning in secondary schools that can be applied internationally.

    Chapters present a nuanced and unified approach to fusing theory and practice by offering accounts of some of the most promising teaching methods from leading scholars in the field of curriculum research. These methods include dialogic teaching or movement integration, transversal competences like digital or entrepreneurial thinking, and topics that call for crosscurricular approaches, like sustainability or citizenship. Addressing diverse worries and criticisms of crosscurricular teaching, the book includes international viewpoints and trends such as sustainability, citizenship, and student motivation to present a comprehensive and systematic scholarly treatment of crosscurricular didactics within the classroom. It further addresses important challenges that have been widely ignored, like how to evaluate crosscurricular work.

    Ultimately, this volume makes a highly novel contribution to the field of crosscurricular didactics, and will be of interest to researchers, scholars, and academics in the fields of secondary education teaching and learning, educational science, and curriculum design. Those interested more broadly in the theory of education will also find the volume of use.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution- Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

    1. Introduction (Nina Mård & Søren Harnow Klausen)


    PART 1. General theory


    2. Speaking and thinking about cross-curricular teaching: Terms, concepts and conceptions (Nina Mård & Søren Harnow Klausen)


    3. Rationale and aims of crosscurricular teaching and learning: For life, knowledge, and work (Søren Harnow Klausen & Nina Mård)


    4. Crosscurricular work and Bildung – Empowering the students (Peter Hobel)


    5. Crosscurricular teacher collaboration actualizing teacher professionalism – revising a didactic model (Nina Mård & Charlotta Hilli) 


    PART 2. Crosscurricular teaching, thinking and competences


    6. Dialogic teaching (Caroline Schaffalitzky de Muckadell)


    7. Integrating movement and physical education into subject teaching: Learning by moving (Joni Kuokkanen, David Gutierrez, Janina Enkvist Snellman & Jan-Erik Romar)


    8. Fostering wellbeing competence through crosscurricular teaching: Wellbeing and skills for life (Søren Harnow Klausen, Søren Engelsen, Pia Nyman-Kurkiala & Jessica Hemberg)


    9. Mathematics beyond and across the curriculum (Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg, Kim-Erik Berts & Mats Braskén)


    10. A rhizomatic approach to arts integration in literacies and literary education: Embracing unpredictability (He idi Höglund & Sofia Jusslin)


    11. Inspiring self-reflective dialogues through aesthetic learning processes: Learning by drawing (Gunilla Karlberg-Granlund & Eva Ahlskog-Björkman)


    PART 3. Contemporary themes calling for crosscurricular approaches


    12. Analyzing domains of learning for crosscurricular teaching Educational crafts in focus (Juha Hartvik & Mia Porko-Hudd)


    13. Sustainability teaching: Towards an empirically grounded model (Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen & Nikolaj Elf)


    14. Climate change as a socio-scientific issue in upper secondary education: Addressing wicked problems through crosscurricular approaches (Pia Sjöblom, Lili-Ann Wolff & Jessica Sundman)


    15. Education for democracy and democratic citizenship (Matti Rautiainen, Mikko Hiljanen & Riitta Tallavaara)


    16. Teaching for entrepreneurial Bildung in school (Nina Mård & Karolina Wägar)


    17. Language and literacy across and beyond the curriculum (Liselott Forsman, Marina Bendtsen, Siv Björklund, & Michaela Pörn)


    18. Computational thinking beyond computer science (Stig Børsen Hansen, Roland Hachmann & Nina Bonderup Dohn)


    19. Conclusion (Søren Harnow Klausen & Nina Mård)


    Nina Mård is Lecturer of Education, Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

    Søren Harnow Klausen is Professor of Philosophy, Department of Media, Design, Education and Cognition, University of Southern Denmark, and Guest Professor in Crosscurricular Education, Åbo Akademi University, Finland.