Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides pre-service teachers with a firm grounding in the threshold knowledge required for working with interdisciplinary curricula and integrated learning. The focus is on developing understandings of what interdisciplinary education is, how has it been done in education systems in the past, how it is currently managed, and how could it be done in the future. Students develop understandings about the theories and practices associated with the creation and management of, and assessment within, learning programs and environments that place specific emphasis on integrated and interdisciplinary learning. The subject is structured around activities that enable students to make links between theoretical concepts about interdisciplinary curricula and learning and practical applications of these in teaching.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesStudents will build on and apply knowledge and experiences from earlier learning in relation to interdisciplinary curriculum within primary school settings. They will develop and articulate arguments for the inclusion of interdisciplinary curricula approaches within and across primary school levels. Students will examine relevant state and national curriculum documents relating to interdisciplinary curriculum

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Teaching (EBTP - Primary, EBTS - Secondary, EBTOCE / EBOCE - Outreach and Community Education, AZAAE - Arts/Arts Education, SZSSE - Science/Science Education)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Sound knowledge of relevant curriculum documents
02. Pedagogical content knowledge that fosters student learning through action based and interdisciplinary inquiries.
03. Familiarity with how curriculum connections are made in a variety of primary school settings and year levels.
04. Appreciation of the role of research, information technology and additional resources to scaffold student learning and extend their own professional learning.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Subject not currently offered - Subject options not available.