BioMusic in the Classroom: Interdisciplinary Elementary Science and Music Curriculum Development

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David Teachout, Associate Professor; Department Chair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Policymakers and industry leaders are calling for a 21st century education that is more interdisciplinary in nature, including the ability to solve problems and think creatively (PTCS, 2004). Traditional teaching practices that present subjects as separate and distinct disciplines do not encourage students to make connections between subjects in school and in the inherently interdisciplinary nature of their daily lives. It is important for educators to help students link multiple subjects with the world outside the classroom (Katz & McGinnis, 1999), encouraging reform that implements a multidisciplinary approach and real world applications. Boix Mansilla, Miller, and Gardner (2000) describe interdisciplinary learning as integrating concepts from two or more disciplines to establish an understanding that moves beyond the scope of one discipline. It follows that rich inquiry is often achieved by taking multiple perspectives and multiple approaches to examining a science topic (AAAS, 2006).

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School Science and Mathematics
Language: English
Date: 2011
Learning, Teaching, Education, Instruction

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