YRE as an Interdisciplinary Learning tool in Scottish schools

Interdisciplinary Learning allows Scottish teachers to use YRE as a vehicle for learning in a variety of ways, be it formal and co-curricular; to meet the English Language criteria in the spirit of 'Assessment is for learning', some classes choose to focus their 'discursive essay' task on a comparative environmental argument.

Furthermore, along with their own subject of expertise, each teacher has a responsibility for the classes of Numeracy, Literacy, 'Health and Well-being' and 'Learning for Sustainability'; in this sense, cross-curricular teaching and Interdisciplinary Learning is encouraged and used widely.

YRE reports from conferences have also been used to introduce topics such as the Circular Economy, Triple Bottom Line accounting, and the evolution of the Sustainable Development Goals on a peer to peer basis to young people.