The integrated approach helps pupils get a unified view of reality, and enhances their capability to acquire real-life skills. It does this by linking learning content between and among subject areas. There is integration when pupils are able to connect what they are learning in one subject area to a related content in another subject area. For instance, topics learned in Math or Social Studies may be used by the pupils with related concepts and skills in Reading and Language. The quality of learning outcomes improves as pupils are able to integrate information across disciplines instead of acquiring them in isolation.
An integrated approach has roots in early childhood education, where the quality is the seamless interconnection of development areas and content areas. John Dewey claimed that learning could be more meaningful if content areas are blended for curriculum and instruction.