AUTHOR : Greg Tabios Pawilen, Jaeson P. Arre, Eloida F. Lindo
INFORMATION : page. 57~76 / 2010 Vol.4 No.2
Integrated curriculum is a popular curriculum design used in organizing preschool
curriculum. This study aims to analyze how teachers design an integrated curriculum.
Specifically, it describes: (1) how do teachers plan an integrated curriculum; (2) what
common themes are used; and (3) what factors are influential or considered in integrating
the curriculum. Since the study was conducted in a Christian school, it also
analyzes the influence of the Christian faith in the curriculum. Curriculum analysis
and focus-group discussion with preschool teachers and administrators were done to
gather the necessary data for the study. The results of the study show that the thematic
approach is dominantly used in integrating the curriculum. The themes usually derived
from big ideas or topics related to science, social studies, and some concepts and
activities that are interesting to the learners. Several factors are also found to be influential
in designing the curriculum. The study also found out that Christianity has a
great impact or influence in designing the curriculum. Biblical stories, and Christian
values are always integrated in the selection of sub-topics and activities in the curriculum.