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Introduction: the context for cross-curricular teaching and learning

Key objectives This chapter will introduce a number of key themes for cross-curricular teaching and learning. By the end of this chapter you will have:

Thought about knowledge, and considered what knowledge means in a variety of ■ contexts

Refl ected on the cross-curricular dimensions contained within the National ■ Curriculum

What is cross-curricular teaching and learning? A cross-curricular approach to teaching is characterised by sensitivity towards, and a synthesis of, knowledge, skills and understandings from various subject areas. These inform an enriched pedagogy that promotes an approach to learning which embraces and explores this wider sensitivity through various methods.