Learning and loving it: theme studies in the classroom

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Heinemann, Apr 15, 1988 - Education - 244 pages
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Learning and Loving Itexplains what is meant by a theme studies approach to education and illustrates how it works with real case studies-descriptions of theme studies that were conducted at the award winning Dalhousie University Elementary School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The authors explain that use of theme studies is a productive, child-centered approach to teaching that is possible in any classroom and successful with all children. While helping children develop thinking and problem solving skills, it promotes responsibility, confidence, and self-discipline through a learning process that children can actually enjoy!

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Contents

What It Is and How to Do It
9
A Theme Study about
33
A Theme Study with the Olds
54
The Olds
87
A Study of Housing with the Youngs
135
A Minitheme Involving Lots
149
The Whole School
171
What about The Basics? And Other Sundry Matters
197
Copyright

About the author (1988)

WINNIEFRED KWAK has taught at both the preschool and the high school levels. For the past nine years, she has been at the Dalhousie University Elementary School, where she has taught mainly the "Olds" (ages 8 to 10).MEREDITH HUTCHINGS taught in public school for four years and then taught "Middles" (ages 6 to 8) at the Dalhousie University Elementary School for another four years. Currently, she is helping to coordinate adult upgrading programs for the Halifax City Continuing Education Department.JUDY ALTHEIM has taught mainly "Youngs" (ages 5 and 6) at the Dalhousie University Elementary School, where she has been for ten years. Prior to teaching at Dalhousie, she worked as a registered nurse and nursing instructor.RUTH GAMBERG, a former elementary school teacher, is Associate Professor of Education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She presently teaches courses in the sociology of education and adult literacy.GAIL EDWARDS is Collections Coordinator for the Canadian Learning Materials Centre and has a Bachelor of Education degree in special education.

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