Bishops Diocesan College is embarking on pioneering new course for learners to prepare them for an evolving world called 'Big Ideas Curriculum'.
This is a pilot project of a trans-disciplinary Grade 9 curriculum that aims to “future-fit” Bishops learners with 21st-century competencies.
Gerry Noel, an educator at Bishops, says the program will allow learners to be able to solve problems within their communities.
The idea is, we are shifting the thinking around how one approaches the conventional Grade 9 curriculum. Instead of our boys going to class and doing the normal subjects of Life Sciences or Biology they go through a form of finding context through the content we provide.— Gerry Noel, Educator at Bishops
The ideas will eventually gravitate into something that the guys are interested in through the immersive experience they have done.— Gerry Noel, Educator at Bishops
They will try to find solutions within those areas in their communities, families and schools and try to solve those problems using the system's thinking lens, a more holistic lens rather than an isolating reduction through the subjects.— Gerry Noel, Educator at Bishops
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