From the Big Ideas of Science to the 3D Interdisciplinary map of Science Ideas

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The PLATON team has produced a 3-dimensional ‘Interdisciplinary map of Science Ideas’ based on the Big Ideas of Science which acts as an organization scheme for concepts and principles that goes beyond traditional curriculum organization and allows students to identify the connections between what they learn in different disciplines as well as to everyday life. This map can help teachers introduce any given stand-alone subject using an interdisciplinary approach as well as make connections to subjects that are also discussed in other disciplines in collaboration with other teachers. Before visiting the map, have a look at the 3 following videos to get an overall idea behind the concept of interdisciplinary learning, how that can be achieved through the Big Ideas of Science, and how we have built a 3D interdisciplinary map of science ideas around them to support teachers in their work.                                     

The idea of interdisciplinary learning                                              The Big Ideas of Science                                   The 3D Interdisciplinary Map of Science Ideas 


Big Ideas of Science Intermediate Ideas of Science Small Ideas of Science All levels of Science Ideas

How to use the Maps and the PLATON methodology for Interdisciplinary Learning  








PLATON is a two-year European project launched on September 2016. It aspires to provide teachers and school communities with a coherent teachers’ training framework which will update their current teaching practices. More particularly, PLATON aims to offer an open and innovative training framework to teachers of primary and secondary education which will focus on:

- Promoting student-centred teaching approaches;

- Promoting a holistic interdisciplinary approach;

- Support the use of online educational tools;

- Support the meaningful collaboration between teachers of the same school.


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