Monday, August 16, 2010

Principles of Teaching: Integrative Teaching Strategies

I said on my previous post that I will just "copy-paste" some articles from the net. However, I was not satisfied by what I found especially about integrative teaching. Consequently, I'm back to giving my own perspective rather just "copy-pasting". And now let me present to you integrative teaching.

Integrative teaching is one of the emerging trends in education for the past years. It focuses on connections rather teaching isolated facts. For instance, a certain different subject may be integrated in teaching another subject (Like the content of Science be taught in teaching Language). With this, learners will be able to realize that subjects being taught to them are not separate and isolated field of knowledge, but are linked to each other in order to achieve understanding and concept attainment.

Furthermore, integrative teaching aims to connect what is learned in school to real life situations, thus it is more on developing problem solving and discussions of issues in the real world. Learners will learn to relate what they learn and apply it to their own daily lives.

In addition, integrative teaching involves consideration on the learners' individual differences. These include multiple intelligences and learning styles. The teacher therefore must present the lesson in various ways that can cater each learner's uniqueness.

Finally, when we say integrative teaching, we must remember the ABC domain of our objectives. The cognitive, behavioral and affective dimensions in teaching must be given balanced consideration. Values must be integrated in instruction across all subject areas. Through this, we are molding "integrated" learners, or well rounded individuals.

Examples of integrative teaching include Content-Based Instruction, Thematic Teaching, Focusing Inquiry and Generic Competency Model. Watch out for my post about these.


  1. your post will be a big help to our report..thanks..rina

  2. post for more info..thanks

  3. I ctrl+C and ctrl+v ur blog... i need it for some kind of report in my educ. class.. thanks! You RocKs>>>>

  4. thanks for the info


  6. Hehe...I am not a "MADAM"...because you called me that way I will not help you...just kidding...(please check might be older than me...hehe)Seriously, may I know what do you mean of syllabus?Do you mean for a whole semester?

  7. jay-1

    ..thanks for your info..

    ,i didn't use copy paste rather...copying..ahahah..

    tnx again...

  8. wow! you made me see it in a clearer view. thank you and more powers. :)

  9. wow! you made me see it in a clearer view. :) thank you!

  10. kindly post some specific principles

  11. another info tnx a lot!!!!!

  12. when you make the connection and synthesis of facts,you come up with concepts,generalization.....when you connect concept and generalization to life,you inevitably end up discussing values...then teaching becomes completely integrative because it puts together facts,skills,concept and values...

  13. your blog is a great help to our theses................. t.y!!!!

  14. Thank you 4 having it posted. such a great help for my term paper. God bless

  15. Thank you also for this info. it's a big help for me and for our presentation in Educ 16 subject.. Please give me also some examples of its advantages and disadvantages. Thank you...

  16. its a big help to my research paper ..tnx :))godbless!


  18. wow you just gave me a clear understanding about this!
    now i can answer my assignment! thank you very much :))

  19. Is using more than one strategy in teaching one topic be considered an integrative teaching strategy. For example, in teaching one aspect of the normal distribution, I will use lecture, demonstration and cooperative learning. Will this be considered integrative teaching strategies.
    Will you post references for this particular topic? Thanks a lot.

  20. Hmmm...I think integrative teaching strategies go beyond the choice of specific teaching strategies..Take note that "integrative" was derived from the word integration in which the purpose is to provide holistic context of learning. If you utilize different teaching strategies (e.g. lecture, demonstration and cooperative learning) for the sake of variety then this isn't enough to be called integrative teaching strategy. The goal has to be making meaningful connections and unity on the ideas and knowledge imparted to the learners. That what they are learning on the first place are not isolated or different from one another. Try to notice this on the four given strategies I have mentioned above and see how these strategies integrate a lesson in any subject area. You may refer to Principles of Teaching 2 by Corpus, Rigor and Salandanan(2006).

  21. if only all public school teachers are of the same capabilities as to you, we can surely end up the problem of the low quality of education. i thank God for leading your way into the World of Teaching. Actually, the best package of becoming an effective teacher is being CREATIVE!

  22. wow...a great help for my report...thanks a lot madam...

  23. thank you so much po..napakalaking tulong po ito....ernie po from bicol university:)

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  58. Thank you for the info shared; however, i would like to refer to the comment posted by a certain jay-1 on June 20, 2012. You know I have this question that relates to his statement- Can we consider the use of 2 or more different teaching strategies in one lesson integrative? I guess this is what Jay-1 meant. Please meke comments on this. Thank you so much!

  59. Sorry for the question posted before this. I think I misquoted what I wrote. I guess it was your answer to the previous comment. I think using different teaching strategies in one lesson does not defeat the objective of integrative teaching you mentioned here. The teacher can still connect the lessons learned by the students to their actual experiences even if he will use different strategies. What do you think? Thanks!

  60. Yes...your long as the purpose of the teacher is the make connections and integrate the lesson, then using different strategies does not contradict integrative teaching. What I meant about my comment was using different strategies for the sake of variety or "para maiba lang" or "maging sari-sari ang presentation of the lesson" is not enough to consider it integrative. Again, the goal is to make teaching holistic, so no matter how many various strategies a teacher used yet failed to present connections, then it is not integrative teaching.

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  63. wow, thank you for the post about integrated teaching. A great help indeed... I was just wondering if you have any insights or information about the Three- level strategy? It would be a great help. Thank you in advance!!

  64. I need a method for my demonstration.. Can you suggest a method? not to mention the direct instruction. Thank you in advance.. God Speed.