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Integrated Studies Research Review | What Is Integrated Studies?

Integrated Studies Research Review | What Is Integrated Studies? | Learning English | Scoop.it
Learn why and how integrated studies can be effective and get recommendations for evidence-based practices and programs.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 28, 2014 2:52 PM

Pure THEORY, BUT anyway worth to read...

Xavier Fazio's curator insight, October 5, 2014 11:29 AM

Nothing more practical than a good theory...


Rescooped by Charles David Chalmers from 21st Century Learning and Teaching

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Learning English | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou



"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:08 PM

Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

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