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Integrative learning concept map
Concept map describing activities offered by universities to encourage integrative learning.
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Integrative learning is a learning theory describing a movement toward integrated lessons helping students make connections across curricula. This higher education concept is distinct from the elementary and high school "integrated curriculum" movement.

The "term comes in many varieties: connecting skills and knowledge from multiple sources and experiences; applying skills and practices in various settings; utilyzing diverse and even contradictory points of view; and, understanding issues and positions contextually."

"...making connections within a major, between fields, between curriculum, cocurriculum, or between academic knowledge and practice."

From Huber, M. T., Hutchings, P., & Gale, R. (2005). Integrative Learning for Liberal Education. peerReview, Summer/Fall.

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5(4), 4-7.

  • Grace, D. J., & Picard, A. (2001). An Experimental Approach to Integrating Mathematics and Literacy Methods Courses. Action in Teacher Education, 23(1), 29-36.
  • Graff, G. (1991, February 13). Colleges are Depriving Students of a Connected View of Scholarship. The Chronicle of Higher Education, p. 48.
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  • Venville, G. J., Wallace, J., Rennie, L. J., & Malone, J. A. (2002). Curriculum Integration: Eroding the High Ground of Science as a School Subject? Studies in Science Education, 37, 43-83.
  • Viswat, L. J., Duppenthaler, C. E., Nishi, K., & Podziewski, K. (2003). A Pilot Study on a Coordinated Approach to Language Instruction. Bulletin of the Educational Research Institute, 21, 79-92.
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