Integration of the Disciplines
Ten Methodologies for Integration
To the young mind everything is individual, stands by itself. By and by, it finds how to join two things and see in them one nature; then three, then three thousand...discovering roots running underground whereby contrary and remote things cohere and flower out from one stem...

The astronomer discovers that geometry, a pure abstraction of the human mind, is the measure of planetary motion. The chemist finds proportions and intelligible method throughout matter, and science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identy, in the most remote parts.


Methodologies for Integration

Integration can take many forms. In order to better understand the forms that integration may take, it is necessary to gain a solid foundation in the design of various integrated curriculum.

Fogarty (1991) describes three basic forms of integrating the curriculum. Contained within these three forms are ten methodologies. This area of the course describes these three forms and ten methodologies.

Form One: Within a Single Discipline




Form Two: Across the Disciplines






Form Three: Within and Across Learners



Adapted from the original work of Robin Fogarty [Fogarty, R. (1991). Ten ways to integrate curriculum. Educational Leadership. 49(2), pp61-65.

map.jpg 2.0 K

Dr. Mark L. Merickel
© Copyright 1998
All rights reserved
School of Education
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3502