Article

Social Studies in Scotland’s school curriculum: a case for a more integrated approach

Citation

Priestley M (2009) Social Studies in Scotland’s school curriculum: a case for a more integrated approach. Education In The North, (17). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/eitn/display.php?article_id=5

Abstract
The fragmented approach to teaching geography, history and modern studies currently employed in Scottish secondary schools prevents links being made between these disciplines and limits quality learning time. Through exploration of the concept of curriculum integration and examination of its history in secondary school education in the United Kingdom, this article argues that there are no compelling reasons for subject separation. Indeed, the vitality of constituent subjects of social studies both in secondary school and higher education can be regarded as indicative of the success of an integrated approach. The article concludes with suggestions for progress in this area.

Keywords
curriculum; social studies; geography education; history education; modern studies education; Curriculum planning Scotland; Curriculum-based assessment; Educational change

Journal
Education In The North, Issue 17

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2257
PublisherSchool of Education, University of Aberdeen
Publisher URLhttp://www.abdn.ac.uk/eitn/display.php?article_id=5