IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 7
International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537
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The interdisciplinary method of teaching literature at secondary school: applications in the Kenyan classroom. Jared Nyachoti Kimanga. IJEDST (2017), 5(7):58-64
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The interdisciplinary method of teaching literature at secondary school: applications in the Kenyan classroom
Authors & Affiliation:
Jared Nyachoti Kimanga
Kenyatta University, School of Education, Department of Educational Communication and Technology, Kenya
The purpose of this paper is to determine the benefits of the interdisciplinary method of teaching literature at the secondary school. It seeks to establish areas of possible cooperation between the teachers of other subjects and the teacher of literature for the purpose of enriching the teaching of literature.
Interdisciplinary teaching is one of the newer instructional techniques espoused by progressive researchers on learning and the human brain. It finds support in the pioneering work of such philosophers as Piaget, Dewey and Bruner. These philosophers advocate a constructivist view of learning whereby learners actively participate in acquiring knowledge by building on prior experiences and by establishing connections between experiences. Interdisciplinary teaching helps learners to make connections between learning experiences encountered in different subject areas of the school curriculum thereby expanding their knowledge base.
Key words: innovative techniques, curriculum integration, interdisciplinary teaching.