Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School ... English

The Centrality of Language in Learning

By David Stevens

Series Editor: Jonathan Savage

© 2011 – Routledge

156 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The Contexts for Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning in English Chapter 2. Language, Principles and Purposes for Cross-curricular teaching and learning in English Chapter 3. Intertextuality, Generic Interplay and ICT for Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning in English Chapter 4. Assessment and Evaluation of Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning in English Chapter 5. Cross-curricular Approaches: English and the Humanities Chapter 6. Cross-curricular Approaches: English and the Arts Chapter 7. Cross-curricular Approaches: English and Modern Foreign Languages Chapter 8. Cross-curricular Approaches: English, Mathematics, the Sciences, and Physical Education Chapter 9. The Future Potential of Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning in English: A Sense of Direction

About the Author/Editor

David Stevens is a subject tutor for the secondary English course at the University of Durham, UK.

About the Series

Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in...

Cross Curricular

This new series brings together the ongoing debates about personalised learning, creativity and ICT in education, with a cross-curricular focus to establish a principled framework for cross-curricular teaching and learning in secondary schools. Each book analyses the general principles and pedagogies underpinning cross-curricular themes with practical steps for students and teachers to implement in the classroom.

Key features of the books include:

  • Theoretical examination of key issues
  • Suggested pedagogical frameworks
  • A wide range of case studies
  • Frameworks for assessment and evaluation
  • Practical tasks and questions for reflective practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU025000
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDU029020
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
EDU029050
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities