Effective interdisciplinary learning:

  • can take the form of individual one-­off projects or longer courses of study
  • is planned around clear purposes
  • is based upon experiences and outcomes drawn from different curriculum areas or subjects within them
  • ensures progression in skills and in knowledge and understanding
  • can provide opportunities for mixed-stage learning which is interest-based.

SSERC IDL Activities

SSERC has produced a number of activities which can be used to support learning and teaching in IDL. A brief description of each activity follows together with links to the various components which make up the activity / resources; in some cases the link will take you to a separate webpage. 

Searching for Meaning – a project exploring the links between science and religion

Let’s Talk – A variety of Biology related activities but which explore wider contexts

Fun with Forensics

Waste of space – Discussion based activity around space exploration. (Here’s a link to the excellent new Wellcome Trust resource on space –www.bigpictureeducation.com/space)

A level playing field  – Activity based around the concept of fairness in sport

Let’s Talk Bogs – a resource that explores some of the environmental science issues relating to the preservation of peat bogs