WRITTEN BY
Liv Bazley
30 May, 2019

How transdisciplinary learning at Northbridge goes across, between and beyond subjects

How transdisciplinary learning at Northbridge goes across, between and beyond subjects Transdisciplinary learning at Northbridge International School Cambodia is a curriculum approach that goes across, between and beyond subjects. Emphasis is placed on integrated learning where subjects explore a theme, problem or concept in depth.

Transdisciplinary learning at Northbridge International School Cambodia is a curriculum approach that goes across, between and beyond subjects. Emphasis is placed on integrated learning where subjects explore a theme, problem or concept in depth.

This year specialist teachers in music and visual art have had the opportunity to work alongside grade level teachers to explore the transdisciplinary theme ‘How We Express Ourselves’.

This has allowed for specialist teachers to offer their expertise by exploring the central idea through a music and visual arts lense and for students to make connections beyond the boundaries of traditional subjects.

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This semester, Grade 1 students have explored the central idea, ‘Ideas and Feelings Inspire Creativity’.

Within the classroom students have investigated links between music and visual art. They were exposed to a range of music and discussed the different emotions they experienced when listening to each piece.

Students then explored how different sounds in music can be expressed through lines, shapes and patterns. They created independent and collaborative artworks inspired by music.

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Following this, students investigated artworks by Wassily Kandinsky. They discussed the vocal, body percussion and percussion instrument sounds that could be connected with the different lines, shapes and patterns they observed in the artworks. They worked collaboratively in small groups to compose a piece of music to accompany each artwork.

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