Interdisciplinary Learning

What is Interdisciplinary Learning?

Interdisciplinary learning, sometimes known as interdisciplinary studies, is a planned approach to learning which uses links across different subjects or disciplines to enhance learning. It promotes the development and application of what has been taught and learned in new and different ways. It provides opportunities for deepening learning, for example through exploring an issue, solving problems or completing a final project. It is an important approach at all levels of
Curriculum for Excellence and can take place in curriculum areas and subjects, the ethos and life of the school and community, and a range of other opportunities for personal development.

Developing this approach will enable our children to build skills in transferring their learning to new situations and support them to:

– Become skilled in flexible thinking

– Apply concepts across subject areas and to life beyond school

– Adopt multiple points of view in problem solving

– Select which skills and knowledge are required in unfamiliar situations

– Develop organisational skills, creativity, teamwork and the ability to apply learning in new and challenging contexts

Considerable inter-relationships exist between subjects and these relationships are reflected in our planning, teaching and assessment. We are committed to ensuring that our children are provided with:

– Experiences in health and well-being

– Cultural experiences

– Environmental experiences

– Vocational experiences

– Creative and enterprising experiences