The Infusion Approach
Infusion was first developed as an approach to teaching thinking skills with content instruction by Swartz and Parks in 1994, and handbooks (Swartz et al. 1998; Swartz and Parks 1994) which guide teachers in designing their own lessons were provided. Since then this approach has been adopted in many studies (Dewey and Bento 2009; Abrami et al. 2008; Kirkwood 2000), and the results reveal that infusion lessons are helpful and practical (for details see Chap. 4). This chapter discusses the theoretical basis of the infusion approach from sociocultural perspective, and explains conceptual framework of infusion lessons.