The Case for Teaching Integrated Skills vs Separate Subjects | Deborah McCallum
I think that we need to have deeper discussions about the importance of teaching and integrating skills versus teaching separate subjects. This is important to help children experience success in school and beyond. We should learn more about how to best teach the skills for learning across the disciplines vs the disciplines themselves. This is.. NOT just because of the growing support for curriculum that involves application and communication, NOT just because many students are bored studying topics in isolation, NOT just because many businesses are advocating for key skills like problem solving for the future, and certainly NOT just because it promotes more organic and authentic assessment opportunities.... BUT because the wicked problems we face in the world cannot be solved out of a single discipline of knowledge. For example, our students won't find much on the internet that merely pertains to one discipline. This is not to say that studying the disciplines are unimportant.
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