Curriculum Integration, a part of the Learning in a Changing World Series, outlines and presents a curriculum integration matrix for 21st century learning in complex and diverse information environments.
The curriculum integration matrix is based on the constructivist instructional framework of Guided Inquiry and underpinned by the Information Search Process, both developed by Carol Kuhlthau, Professor Emerita, Rutgers University. It outlines how Guided Inquiry as an instructional framework in 21st century schools can be developed and implemented to enable students to learn meaningfully from diverse and complex information sources.
It presents and elaborates a Curriculum Integration Matrix structured on the research-based model of the Information Search Process and establishes a set of potential strategies and approaches for designing quality teaching and learning through Guided Inquiry.
The Learning in a Changing World Series looks at how the process of learning is evolving at a rapid pace- from the array of resources available in the digital age, changing curriculum, and different teaching strategies needed in order to use new media and technologies, school leaders in the 21st century need to adapt and learn in order to succeed.