ID Education in the Middle Years Program

In this project we collaborated with the International Baccalaureate to adapt and test the Teaching of Interdisciplinary Understanding framework as a foundational approach to teaching in the IB middle Years Programme. Through close documentation of exemplary units of instruction in the International Baccalaureate, this project expanded the framework and created a series of usable tools to produce a Teachers’ Guide and professional development courses to advance quality interdisciplinary instruction among young students. 

We explored the viability and learning demands of high level disciplinary and interdisciplinary work in grades 6 to 10.  Unit documentation included classroom observations, extensive interviews with students, teachers, and administrators and analysis of student work. Participating schools included but were not limited to the International school of Amsterdam, St. Johns School in Buenos Aires, and the International School of Uganda.

This project was supported by the International Baccalaureate.