Integration of the Curriculum
Within a Single Discipline


A connected methodology focuses on the details, subtleties, and interconnections within an individual discipline. It is this focus on making connections (i.e., one topic to another, one skill to another, or one concept to another) which makes this methodology a simple form of integration. To make this an effective integration methodology, it is recommended that the instructor assist students with connecting one day's work, or a semester's work and ideas, to the next.

It is important to the concept of integration that this methodology directly relates ideas within a discipline. Teachers help students make connections by explicitly making linkages between subject topics, skills, and concepts.