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Curriculum integration: what it is and is not

Deborah Fraser

Curriculum integration is much misunderstood. As a curriculum design and a pedagogy, it requires a commitment to power sharing when making curriculum decisions with students. When teachers negotiate curriculum with students, the learning and teaching is of direct relevance to the world of young people in diverse settings. In the hands of talented teachers, curriculum integration engages students in deep level learning which can have lasting effects on their views of the world and their views of themselves as active learners.

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