Imagine beginning day one of a unit of inquiry with nothing but a blank planner. Learn how two grade 5 teachers pushed the limits of inquiry-based design by planning, communicating and implementing a completely student-developed unit of inquiry event with collaborative input from parents, students and administration.
Archive | transdisciplinary learning
transdisciplinary themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how the world works, how we express ourselves, sharing the planet, how we organize ourselves
An early years approach to global issues
This article questions various aspects of inquiry in the early years.
Making cycles of inquiry that fit your purpose
Even though inquiry cycles help us involve students and lead them toward understanding, they are often linear formulas that may still feel like an imposition to some students. Perhaps we, as teachers, can come up with our own version, to engage students with a more open and flexible process, one that better suits the learner’s […]
Chinese class and the programme of inquiry – How to make authentic connections
This article explains how a school in Hong Kong addresses transdisciplinary learning in Chinese class. It illustrates this process by making authentic connections with a year 5 unit under the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’.
Supporting exploration of the learner profile through outdoor learning
This article presents international schools in host culture contexts through the transdisciplinary theme ‘How the world works’.
How to connect with local and global cultures
In this article you will read how first graders explore the transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’ and learn to compare and contrast cultures from around the world.