Curricular Connections

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Elements of Integration in the Classroom

Purpose of Document

An examination of the history of education reveals frequent adjustments in the way students are taught. These modifications in teaching are often in response to changing ideas and attitudes in society. As the world changes and evolves, educators may respond to these external demands by moving towards curricular integration -- as recognized in Manitoba Education, Training and Youth documents A Blueprint for Action (1994), The Action Plan (1995), and A Foundation for Excellence (1995).

References to integration are found throughout these documents which address the importance of associating different aspects of knowledge and skills from one or more subject areas. In addition, the New Directions documents also address the importance of making connections between the cognitive, affective, and social domains. These connections are intended to help students make learning relevant and meaningful. The purpose of Curricular Connections is to support curricular integration within Manitoba schools.