FROM THE IBDP HEAD'S DESK
"Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles relate to each other. It embraces judgement, discernment, and comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness." -Stephen Covey
In today's dynamic global economy, centered on the development and exchange of knowledge and information, individuals prosper, who are fluent in several disciplines and comfortable moving among them. Creativity, adaptability, critical reasoning, and collaboration are highly valued skills. When it comes to fostering those skills in the classroom, integrated study is an extremely effective approach, helping students develop multifaceted expertise and grasp the important role interrelationships can play in the real world.
Integrated studies, sometimes called interdisciplinary studies, brings together diverse disciplines in a comprehensive manner, enabling students to develop a meaningful understanding of the complex associations and influences within a topic. A happy by-product of this approach, which is often coupled with project-based learning, is that it makes school more interesting and productive for students and teachers.
At Redbridge International Academy, we foster this integrated study, which brings about increased understanding, retention, and application of general concepts. Integrated learning enhances increased motivation, ability to identify, assess, and transfer significant information needed for solving novel problems.
Students work is presented to, and assessed by, fellow students, teachers, and parents. That way, at RBIA we build into the school a system, a cycle of improvement.