Two Approaches to Integrating Coastal
and Marine Studies Across the Curriculum
Content Integration can meet
the content objectives of a curriculum through coastal and marine activities,
examples, units, or courses. The subject may be English or LOTE, where
students could learn new vocabulary; or mathematics where students use
algebra or arithmetic to solve marine and coastal data problems. The content
connection, of course, may also be through a more explicit coastal or
marine topic, where students learn about coral reefs, marine pollution
or endangered marine species.
Process Integration meets the process objectives
of the curriculum through the utilisation of coastal and marine activities,
units, projects, or courses. It emphasises critical and creative thinking,
problem solving, decision making, analysis, co-operative learning, leadership,
communication skills and attitudes conducive to Ecologically Sustainable
Development. Process objectives are relevant to all subject areas.