Interdisciplinary Units

MYP does not believe in teaching subjects in isolation; it encourages students to see the connections between subjects and the real world. Learning through concepts and global contexts promotes interdisciplinary and holistic understanding. At OIS two or more different subject teachers plan a unit together which is known as an interdisciplinary unit. There is at least one interdisciplinary unit at each year level. As students realize that most real world issues require insights gained from a variety of disciplines, they are encouraged to draw on the many different approaches to acquiring knowledge.

 

The Interdisciplinary Units for the academic year 2017-2018 are the following:

 

IDUs for 2017/18

Month

Grade level

Hours spent on IDU

Interdisciplinary unit

Inquiry Statement

Subjects/Teachers in charge

Service and Action, e.g. Assembly

Assessment of the IDU (How)

September

7

20

Through drama as genre one can understand human actions in different time, place and space

History, Antti

Finnish Mother Tongue, Tanja

Exhibition

Reflection using IDU criteria

October

8

12

By dance movements and playing music from different genre one learns about Finnish cultural identity

PE, Soile and Arto

Music, Maarit

Finland 100 years celebration in December

Reflection using IDU criteria

November

6

29

The connection between literature and science is shaped by human innovation and creativity

Env, Kaisa

English, Samantha

Sci-fi reading for the buddies

Mutual assessment criteria

November/December

9

32

Finnish identity is communicated in various styles at different times

FSL, Anna

FMT, Raija

(Drama, Tanja)

Design technology, Satu

Finland 100 years celebration in December

Reflection using IDU criteria

January

5

29

Making instruments with recycled material help critically assess different consumer habits and methods of production

Music, Maarit

Crafts, Jussi and Anne

 

Performances for the classes

Reflection using IDU

February

8

20

Spoken and visual communication can be used to persuade others

English, Marja

Visual Arts, Satu

 

Reflection using IDU criteria

February

8

20

Mathematics is the language of Physics; they communicate with each other through a common notation.

Maths, Antti I

Physics, Karin

 

Reflection using IDU criteria