Making Connections Across Curriculum, with Christine Syme, Auckland
Making connections across curriculum: using Dance and The Arts to make the links
(for primary school teachers Y0–2)
The artistic and cultural domains provide numerous opportunities for children to explore ideas: they are an open textbook with unlimited options for self-directed learning,” (Wright, S. 2015). Using drama and oral language learning pathways can facilitate and deepen the teaching and learning processes across all curriculum subjects. Not only do these disciplines provide a precursor to learning to read and write successfully, they provide meaningful contexts for the development of knowledge, understanding, creativity and imagination.
Course participants will develop effective strategies to develop cross-curriculum learning opportunities in the classroom. They will create a simple, whole group, drama improvisation that promotes the development of literacy, critical thinking and attends to aspects of knowledge and understanding in other curriculum learning area.
The workshop will also deepen and broaden understanding of the effectiveness of integrating learning as applied to the NZ Curriculum.
Contact: Kohia Centre
(09) 623 8977