Integration of the Curriculum
Within a Single Discipline

Fragmented

The fragmented methodology is a traditional curriculum design which separates topics and courses into distinct disciplines. In this model courses are separated into traditional areas of study: mathematics, science, humanities, social studies, art, technical arts, etc. Each area is defined as an independent course of study. At the middle, secondary and post-secondary levels these courses are generally taught by different teachers, in different locations or rooms, and students commonly move from classroom to classroom.

Despite the fragmentation of this methodology, integration can begin by listing and ranking topics, concepts, and skills to systematically organize curricular priorities within each subject.