integrated education

an interdisciplinary approach to teaching or learning, as opposed to a subject-specific one. It is more common in the early stages as later objections are raised that it struggles to develop the depth of understanding within subject domains, and also is less easy to fit to an assessment system aimed to certificate within subject disciplines. Clearly, a change to an integrated assessment system would meet that charge, but the problem of addressing depth of disciplinary knowledge remains (see cross-curricular).