WHAT IS CURRICULUM INTEGRATION?
VICENTA CECILIA B. DABU
Real world is integrated.Learners do best when learning is connected.It makes learning relevant and meaningful to the learners.It capitalizes on the larners’experiences in providing more meaningful learning.
Students learn by drawing upon their own life experiences and applying it in the different areas. It involves the following key elements:thematic units as organizing principles,relationships among concepts,a combination of subjects,sources beyond textbooks and emphasis on project work.
Teaching techniques in which many subject areas and skills are organized and linked one another to provide integrative instructional program.There should be combination of topics which may be integrated in local culture and indigenous resources .Other topics should be integrated across curriculum which is done across and within learning areas. Content based integration could be done through thematic teaching . Themes should relate directly to the learner’s experiences and revolve around on what they know.They should represent a concept for learners to discover new information.
The author is SST II at San Pablo 2nd National High School