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We will be teaching our Oxford curriculum around six transdisciplinary themes.


Who Am I?
Transdisciplinary Theme: Who We Are
Central Idea: Our surroundings and experiences shape who we are.
Key Concepts: change, responsibility, causation
Transdiciplinary Skills: thinking, social
Learner Profile: Principled, Caring
Attitudes: Commitment, Independence




The Dividing Line
Transdisciplinary Theme: Where We Are in Place and Time
Central Idea: Human and physical characteristics define a region.
Key Concepts: form, change
Transdiciplinary Skills: social, communication
Learner Profile: Communicator, Thinker
Attitudes: Cooperation, Enthusiasm



Power to the People
Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Organize Ourselves
Central Idea: Systems are in place to maintain order.
Key Concepts: connection, function, form
Transdiciplinary Skills: thinking, social
Learner Profile: Principled, Open-Minded
Attitudes: Integrity, Cooperation



What in the World Are You?
Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: The survival of living organisms depends on adaptations and how we protect the environment.
Key Concepts: form, change, connection, responsibility
Transdiciplinary Skills: communication, thinking, self-management, research
Learner Profile: Inquirer, Thinker
Attitudes: Appreciation, Curiosity, Respect



Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works
Central Idea: In a market economy, access to resources drives economic activity and decision-making.
Key Concepts: reflection, causation
Transdiciplinary Skills: research, self-management, communication
Learner Profile: Knowledgeable, Communicator, Risk-Taker
Attitudes: Creativity, Confidence, Independence



Let's Communicate
Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves
Central Idea: People reveal their beliefs, values, and experiences through communication.

Key Concepts: reflection, form, perspective
Transdiciplinary Skills: communication, thinking, self-management
Learner Profile: Communicator, Reflective, Balanced
Attitudes: Tolerance, Empathy

 

 
 
 
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