On reflection

A cross-curricular conversion

I’ve always hated the term ‘cross-curricular’ – it seems to water down subject expertise and knowledge in favour of generic skills or themes. As with many things in education, a well-meaning idea (I can’t find the provenance of the term or when it became a buzzword in British education) is adopted as policy and quickly becomes something to be ‘evidenced’ (usually as a tick-box exercise) rather than practised for the direct benefit of students.

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