Interdisciplinary Learning

What is Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL)?

"Learning across the curriculum allows practitioners to make links and draw on a range of themes and topics for delivering the curriculum. 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.

The curriculum should include space for learning beyond subject boundaries, so that children and young people can make connections between different areas of learning." (Education Scotland, Website)

Children at Port Charlotte will experience a range of Interdisciplinary Learning opportunities for example our yearly P4-7 Pantomime preparation and performance, Pre 5/P1-2 Nativity, Robert Burns, Big Bird Watch, ICC/Endeavour projects and Road Safety week to name a few. Teachers also plan for a range of IDL over the year.

Here are some examples of our projects...