We adopt the PYP transdisciplinary teaching method. We hope students can get better understanding about the situation of human societies and find out the common natures between different cultures, organizations and groups. In the past, when we learn history we need memorize different historical events and the wars that occurred in different countries at different times. In PYP learning, students need learn these historical events, but also discuss the concept of “conflict” in groups with their different viewpoints, different experiences and different backgrounds, and find out the reasons that caused the conflicts. They will find out the differences and common natures of wars at a deeper level.
In PYP, there are six significant transdisciplinary themes, which provide students the opportunity to discuss domestic and international problems they come across during learning in a universal way. The related subject knowledge, like languages (Chinese and English), mathematics, the arts and physical education, are integrated in the units of inquiry. Students are challenged to think beyond the surface of knowledge. For example: