Books and publisher contacts
Kath is the author and co author of several books. These books are available from the publishers and links to each publisher are provided. Your local educational book supplier may also source the titles.
Through Eleanor Curtain Publishing www.ecpublishing.com.au
Murdoch, K. (1992), Integrating Naturally: units of work for environmental education, Dellasta/Eleanor Curtain Melbourne.
Hamston, J. and Murdoch, K. (1996), Integrating Socially: units of work for social education, Eleanor Curtain, Melbourne
Murdoch, K. and Hamston, J (1999), Knowing Me, Knowing You: Units of work about identity and difference, Dellasta/Eleanor Curtain
These three books contain detailed sample units using an inquiry based approach with an emphasis on integrating the curriculum
Murdoch, K. (1988), Classroom Connections: strategies for integrated learning, Eleanor Curtain.
Murdoch, K. and Hornsby, D. (1997), Planning Curriculum Connections, Eleanor Curtain, Melbourne
These two titles focus on the planning process. The popular ‘Classroom Connections’ outlines various practical strategies teachers can use with students as they move through a unit of inquiry. Planning Curriculum Connections focuses more on issues of whole school planning.
The Curriculum Corporation www.curriculum.edu.au
Murdoch and Wilson (2004), Learning Links: strategic teaching in the learner centred classroom, Curriculum Corporation, Melb.
This is a comprehensive look at the learner-centred classroom with a focus on thinking, assessment, planning, cooperative learning and other key elements for teachers to consider when designing a truly student –oriented environment
How to Succeed with Thinking (2006)
How to Succeed with learner-centred assessment (2006)
How to Succeed with Cooperative Learning (2005)
How to Succeed with Creating a Learning Community (2005)
These are part of the “Little Books of Big Ideas” series published by the Curriculum Corporation that take specific aspects of student centred practice and provide succinct, straightforward guidance for teachers.
Wilson, J and Murdoch, K. (2008) Learning for themselves: pathways to independence in the classroom
This recent publication focuses on the ways in which teachers can encourage students to be independent inquirers. With a CD rom included there are lots of templates for classroom use.
Hamston, J. (2004) Australia Kaleidoscope (Kath contributes inquiry based literacy units to this book about the relationshio between Asia and Australia.