Interdisciplinary learning: Effectively collaborating to make powerful links across the curriculum

Interdisciplinary Learning For all Teacher Training

Mary Brown, Rachel Lewin

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Why attend?

Transform the way you and your colleagues plan and deliver your curriculum and discover how you can encourage students to develop meaningful links across subjects by joining this one-day workshop focused on interdisciplinary learning.
  • Focus on how you can forge productive links between subjects in order to build an Ofsted ready “broad and balanced curriculum”
  • Receive tried and trusted planning ideas and resources for effective interdisciplinary learning
  • Hear tips and techniques on establishing interdisciplinary thinking
Booking reference: IDL260620


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am Establishing interdisciplinary thinking
  • Debates around theories of curriculum design
  • Creating a subject specific disciplinary curriculum
  • Exercise: Looking for links across your curriculum through formal exercises and informal conversations
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Deepening learning through cross-curricula projects
  • How and why to avoid crazy cross-curricularity
  • What does an effective project look like?
  • Finding the value of authentic outcomes
12.30pm Using interdisciplinary thinking to reinforce substantive knowledge
  • Why do prototypes and schemata matter?
  • Coordinating curriculums to build confidence with first order concepts
  • Exercise: Finding substantive links within your curriculums
1.15pm Lunch
2.15pm Tried and tested ideas to support English and History working together
  • Using the GCSE History curriculum to support GCSE English Literature set texts
  • Helping each other with non-fiction reading at KS3 and GCSE
  • Endless possibilities within the KS3 curriculum: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and song
3.15pm Afternoon tea
3.25pm Exercise: Getting practical and making a plan
  • Working in small groups with your own departmental curriculum maps to find short term and long-term applications of today’s course, with Rachel and Mary on hand to offer support.
4.00pm Workshop ends


Mary Brown - Presenter
Mary Brown - Presenter
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Rachel Lewin - Presenter
Rachel Lewin - Presenter
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London - venue TBC
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two weeks before the event.