3 The Transdisciplinary Themes Who we areInquiry into what it means to be human.Where we are in place and timeInquiry into orientation in place and time – local and global perspective.How we express ourselvesInquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas.How the world worksInquiry into the natural world and its laws, the interaction between the natural world and human societies.Sharing the planetInquiry into the rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things.How we organise ourselvesInquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities.The Transdisciplinary Themes are broad so Central Ideas are constructed to give a focus. This forms a Unit of Inquiry.
4 Subject Areas Language Mathematics Science Social Studies Arts PSPE (English and Chinese)MathematicsScienceSocial StudiesArts(music, drama, dance, visual art)PSPE(personal, social and physical education)
5 Transdisciplinary Skills There are five skills areas:Research SkillsSelf-management SkillsSocial SkillsCommunication SkillsThinking Skills
6 The Learner Profile IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Open-minded Knowledgeable CaringThinkers Risk-takersCommunicators BalancedPrincipled Reflective
7 Inquiry Based Learning Inquiry based learning allows students to be actively involved in their own learning and to take responsibility for that learning.Inquiry allows each student’s understanding of the world to develop in a manner and at a rate that is unique to that student.________
8 How can parents support at home? Make time to discuss learning with your child.Keep informed by visiting the Virtual Learning Environment VLE on the Kennedy School website.Attend parent workshops throughout the year.Please any questions to: