This qualitative case study described the interactive, temporal, and productive characteristics evident when collegially planning integrated curriculum lessons, combining music and other subject areas. The problem was that there were not clearly articulated or commonly accepted models for collegial development of integrated lesson plans. The theoretical framework was a four-step planning model for curriculum integration, used by participants in planning lessons/units. This study examined interaction, emotional tone, and conflict resolution in the planning process. Productive components were explored by noting the flow of discussion surrounding objectives, activities, and sequencing, and how decisions were made. Temporal components were examined in terms of how much time was invested in the planning process. Data analysis included coding, using highlighting and HyperReserach software, of text within lesson plans, teacher journals, and audio tape transcripts, to identify productive, temporal, and interactive components. As the videotapes were examined, notes were placed within passages of transcript text, to document specific interactive information, such as facial expressions and other body language, observable only through video. Member checking confirmed accuracy of the transcripts. Among the results, the study indicated that collaborative practices lack a balanced focus between productive and interactive factors. This study may impact social change by suggesting that collegial planning models which represent a balance between productive and interactive factors could serve to improve collaboration in the planning process in that interaction can influence the degree of productivity.Since my initial email on March 15th, as the official notice to begin planning, Ijust wanted to check in with you all. I hope all is going well. If you are already involved in your planning, please just send me a quick response to let me know whereanbsp;...
|Title||:||Interdisciplinary Arts Education: A Case Study Examining the Collaborative Planning Process|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|