Curriculum and curriculum issues are at the heart of current debates about schooling, pedagogy and learning. This book will enable practitioners, scholars and academics to understand how to re-design or to suggest changes to curriculum structure, shape and content. Grounded in theory and philosophy, the book also offers practical help in grasping this controversial area. Inside, the authors:  • provide practical planning templates  • support and provoke analysis, discussion and experimentation  • include definitions of key terms and reflective questions  • incorporate practical examples and case material based on their work worldwide on curriculum design and evaluation.

Integrating Subjects and Themes

Integrating Subjects and Themes

Chapter summary

The dominant role of subjects in a national curriculum and the attempts at flexibility and cross-curricularity to ensure a ‘balanced’ curriculum offering.


As detailed earlier in this book, from 1996 until 2007 Bill Boyle was funded by the UK government’s Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) ...

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