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International Journal of Educational Research

2012 Volume 55, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Creativity and cross-curriculum strategies in England: Tales of doing, forgetting and not knowing

    Pat Thomson, Christine Hall & Ken Jones

    School change is always local and dependent on the kinds of resources that are available. In this paper we explore the notion that knowledge is an important resources for vernacular educational... More

    pp. 6-15

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  2. Towards an Area-Based Curriculum? Creating space for the city in schools

    Keri Facer & Louise Thomas

    This paper uses concept of social justice as comprising both redistribution and recognition as a frame to interrogate two ‘Area-Based Curriculum’ projects running since 2008 in Manchester and... More

    pp. 16-25

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  3. Discursive positioning in Norwegian teacher education: Shifting from cross-curricularity to skills-based subject specialisation

    Hans Jørgen Braathe

    Late and limited organisational differentiation is a characteristic which has, until now, distinguished the structure of education – including teacher education – in the Nordic countries from that ... More

    pp. 26-35

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  4. Material encounters with mathematics: The case for museum based cross-curricular integration

    Elizabeth de Freitas & Sean J. Bentley

    This paper reports on research from a network of high school and museum partnerships designed to explore techniques for integrating mathematics and physics learning experiences during the first... More

    pp. 36-47

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  5. Cross-curricularity in a literacy perspective: Contrast, confrontation and metalinguistic awareness

    Bodil Kleve & Sylvi Penne

    In this article we explore similarities and differences between two school subjects, Norwegian and mathematics, taking a phenomenological perspective and a didactic meta-perspective (literacy... More

    pp. 48-56

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  6. Supporting statistical literacy: What do culturally relevant/realistic tasks show us about the nature of pupil engagement with statistics?

    Carolina Carvalho & Yvette Solomon

    The Portuguese curriculum has recently moved away from a focus on individual subject disciplines towards the development of cross-disciplinary competencies for civic life, including the development... More

    pp. 57-65

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  7. Unexpected allies: Advancing literacy in a ‘Science–English’ cross-curricular context

    Billy McClune, Joy Alexander & Ruth Jarman

    Critical reading of science-based media reports is an authentic context in which to explore the mutual interests of teachers of science and English, who want to use science in the media to promote ... More

    pp. 66-78

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  8. Moving beyond subject boundaries: Four case studies of cross-curricular pedagogy in secondary schools

    Jonathan Savage

    Cross-curricular work in schools across the United Kingdom generally involves the use of a cross-curricular dimension or theme that spans the work of several subject teachers. The limitations of... More

    pp. 79-88

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  9. Pre-service teachers’ shifting perceptions of cross-curricular practice: The impact of school experience in mediating professional insight

    David Heywood, Joan Parker & Nina Jolley

    Contemporary educational debate in curriculum organisation and pedagogy has focused on the merits or otherwise of integrating disciplines for more effective learning. A wide range of terms is used ... More

    pp. 89-99

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