The World is Interdisciplinary—Is Your Class?

Today’s constantly changing world requires individuals to think creatively and draw connections across disciplines and cultures more than ever before.

To that end, educators and schools are increasingly experimenting and adopting cross-curricular approaches to teaching. By allowing students to explore how certain topics can be approached with different methodologies and multiple lenses, teachers can effectively promote interdisciplinary thinking among youth.

One way to do this in the classroom is for teachers to collaborate on including different subjects in lesson plans and developing cross-curricular modules. Outside of the classroom, students may be assigned to develop and carry out research or activities. Working in groups or individually on a project that requires drawing upon knowledge gained through a variety of experiences is proven to help students develop interdisciplinary thinking skills.

These are only some of the ways to introduce kids to studying, acting and thinking creatively. Overall, global education itself is especially suited to promoting creativity thanks to its broad scope and interdisciplinary nature. Here are some of our sessions that will be addressing the subject. Join us at the Partnership for Global Learning Conference on June28-29 to learn more!

Asian Studies Program: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Teaching Model
Presented by Melda Yildiz and Xurong Kong

Classrooms to Communities: Facilitate Connections to the Real World
Presented by Laura Tajima, Suzy Sorensen, and Deepesh Dhingra

Think Globally, Problem-Solve Locally, Act Neighborly
Presented by Stacy Allen Webster and Edward Tierney

Integrate Cross Curricular, Project-Based Learning with Common Core Standards
Presented by Amy Long, Shannon Kuhlman, and Jared Manns

BYkids Films as a Passport to the World
Presented by Holly Carter


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