We are excited to share the success of our recent Interdisciplinary Week in the MYP at our school. As a result of this project-based learning method, students gained a deeper understanding of real-world issues and developed creative, critical thinking, and collaborative skills.
Interdisciplinary learning is a core element of the MYP, allowing students to explore connections between various disciplines and apply their knowledge to solve complex problems.
Throughout the week, our students showcased their skills and creativity by participating in project-based interdisciplinary learning experiences.
In Year 7, they combined Design and English knowledge to create games promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This not only enhanced their understanding of global issues but also enhanced their creative thinking and communication skills.
In Year 8, students collaborated across English, Physical and Health Education, and Science to craft persuasive health campaigns and propose well-being programs for our school community. This not only strengthened their research and presentation skills but also instilled a sense of responsibility towards personal and community health.
Year 9 students engaged in the creation of Amazing Race activities, transferring knowledge from English, Maths, and Physical and Health Education to build friendly competition and a sense of belonging within Year 9, promoting teamwork and leadership.
In Year 10, students delved into abstract thinking and applied mathematical concepts, integrating maths with Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, or Media Studies to produce mesmerizing artworks inspired by Fibonacci sequences. This allowed them to appreciate the intersection of mathematics and creativity, fostering an interdisciplinary perspective on the arts.
Lastly, in Year 11, our students immersed themselves in the cultural heritage of Hong Kong by combining Individual and Societies, Language Acquisition (Chinese & Spanish), or Chinese Language and Literature. By engaging the Discovery Bay community in learning and sharing the area’s cultural heritage, they gained a deeper appreciation for diversity and heritage while honing their language, research, and communication skills.
The benefits of project-based interdisciplinary learning are evident as our students develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and cultural understanding. They are not only acquiring subject-specific content but also expanding a broader perspective on the interconnected nature of knowledge and its application in the real world.
We are very proud of our students’ achievements and the commitment of our teachers to providing engaging interdisciplinary learning experiences. Through interdisciplinary learning, we look forward to developing flexible and open-minded learners.