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Interdisciplinary Learning

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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 (extended)

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

Pages within Interdisciplinary Learning

Searching For Meaning

Searching For Meaning

Waste of space

Waste of space

A level playing field

A level playing field

Let’s Talk

Searching For Meaning

Fun with Forensics