Contextualized Curriculum

Contextualized teaching and learning is a group of instructional strategies designed to link the learning of basic skills with academic or occupational content by focusing teaching and learning directly on concrete applications in a specific career context that is of interest to students.

There are several different ways that teachers can contextualize the curriculum. One way is to use real-world examples when teaching concepts.  Below are three ready to use modules that can be integrated into a science curriculum.  All three modules provide contextualized curriculum for the Environmental Engineering Occupations.  Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They work to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.

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Environmental Science Modules