Transdisciplinary teaching and learning operates from the belief that there is knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions that transcend, in other words it goes beyond subject area boundaries.
There are six transdisciplinary themes that are considered essential to promote international-mindedness in our students. These themes provide IB World Schools with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas. The themes are:
Who we are
We explore into the nature of the self; our beliefs and values; of physical, mental, social and spiritual health of our families, friends, communities, and cultures.
Where we are in place and time
We explore our orientation in place and time; personal histories; our discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationship between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.
How we express ourselves
We explore into ways in which we discover and express our nature, ideas, feelings, culture, beliefs and values; through language and the arts.
How the world works
We explore the physical and material world; of natural and human made phenomena; of the world of science and technology on society and on the environment
How we organise ourselves
We explore human systems and communities; the structure and function of organisations; societal decision making, economic activities and their impact.
Sharing the planet
We explore rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people; access to equal opportunities, peace and conflict resolution.