Interdisciplinary learning is a planned approach to learning which uses links across different subjects or disciplines to enhance learning. IDL helps promote the development and application of what has been taught and learned in new and different ways. It provides opportunities for deepening learning, for example through exploring an issue, solving problems or completing a final project. It is an important approach at all levels of Curriculum for Excellence.
In Calderglen we use IDL to allow space for learning beyond subject boundaries, so that our pupils can make connections between different areas of learning. Interdisciplinary projects, based upon groupings of experiences and outcomes from within and across curriculum area provides relevant, challenging and enjoyable learning experiences as well as providing stimulating context to meet the varied needs of our pupils.