Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning

School systems today are beginning to recognize that children have unique and individual ways of learning, and are working to incorporate different activities and learning programs in order to accommodate each students needs. Although many schools still use traditional classroom furniture, new curricula and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning have the potential to boost each child’s learning potential, no matter what their strengths.

Instructional Strategies Online explains that the purpose of the interdisciplinary approach is to dissolve the boundaries of areas of study and encourage learning across the curriculum.

The site explains: Educators must develop a plan where they can see the natural areas for integration and develop thematic units. Student learning outcomes should include a well-rounded education where critical thinking and transfer of knowledge is evident with the school and the outside world. A constructivist approach to learning where creative thinking processes are developed within a meaningful context will enhance the students education and encourage lifelong learning.