Interdisciplinary Thematic Curriculum
FFGS goal is simple: each student masters a limited number of essential skills and areas of knowledge. While these skills and areas will, to varying degrees, reflect the traditional academic disciplines, the interdisciplinary thematic curriculum program’s design conceptualised by FFGS aims to shape the intellectual and imaginative powers and competencies that the students need. An interdisciplinary curriculum combines several school subjects into one active project or is organised to cut across subject-matter lines, bringing together various aspects of the curriculum into meaningful association. It focuses on broad areas of study since that is how children encounter subjects in the real world—combined in one activity. In the interdisciplinary curriculum, the planned learning experiences not only provide children with a unified view of commonly held knowledge (by learning models, systems, and structures) but also motivate and develop children’s power to perceive new relationships and thus to create new models, systems, and structures.
This approach to curriculum design is based on the idea that learning is more meaningful and engaging when it is connected to real-world themes and problems.
In an interdisciplinary thematic curriculum, students are encouraged to explore the theme or topic from multiple perspectives, which allows them to see the connections between different subjects and to develop a deeper understanding of the topic. Teachers also use a variety of teaching methods, such as hands-on activities, projects, and field trips, to help students engage with the material and make connections between what they are learning and their own lives.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum involves using the knowledge view and curricular approach that consciously applies methodology and language from more than one discipline to examine a central theme, issue, problem, topic, or experience..