Knowledge does not exist in little compartments and nor does learning. This is one of eleven documents in a cross curricular series- art and science. Cross curricular learning is important for students enabling them construct their understanding of the world.
- Art and science; 2. Drama and science; 3. Food technology and science; 4. English and science; 5. Geography and science; 6. History and science; 7. Maths and science; 8. MfL and science; 9. Music and science; 10. ICT and science; 11. PE and science designed to help teachers make links between subjects. Schools could organise projects so that every subject is covered at least once during a student’s stay in the school. Enriching both the student and the teachers.
Ideas are listed as basic, intermediate and advanced. In primary schools suggestions in the basic area and for more able students in the intermediate area are suggested. Secondary schools younger students or those with learning difficulties may benefit from basic and intermediate suggestions. Advanced project ideas can be used with older or more able students.
In addition, the ideas can be used for enrichment and extension activities. Students who have been given opportunities to study topics of particular interest to them have on occasions gone on to do a PhD in those areas.
Teachers using these resources may be interested in the series of careers linked to specific subjects. Subject teachers may not be familiar with careers in their subject, indeed may never have considered it. Jobs available have changed radically since many teachers were trained. The resources are designed to help subject teachers update their knowledge on this topic and achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks particularly 4 linking curriculum learning to careers -
Careers advice for primary schools