2. Integrated Learning

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Connecting the dots

Key Strategies that Transform Learning
From Environmental Education to Citizenship and Sustainability

Integrated or interdisciplinary learning is an approach that brings together content and methods from more than one subject discipline, supporting connections that deepen understanding (Lake, 1994). Subject-based timetables and subject specialization in higher grades can make its application more difficult, but not impossible.  


When we pursue any issue or topic with our students, opportunities to address learning expectations from many subjects arise. Using these learning opportunities is the essence of Integrated Learning. At basic levels of integration, distinct subjects are readily identifiable. In fully integrated investigations or projects, subject boundaries are transcended. 

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Additional Insights, Support and Examples
of Integrated Learning

  • Educators are invited to add insights, support and examples to this list. Email joanne@lsf-lst.ca
  • Resources for Rethinking (R4R) recommendations of classroom resources that exemplify Integrated Learning
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