Thursday 05 Mar 2020

Thinking Outside the Box through the Study of Design

In the modern day, no single discipline is the answer to the problems the world faces. At Campus des Nations, where the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is delivered to students aged 11-16, transdisciplinary inquiry rooted in global contexts is central to enabling children to become lifelong learners with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world. 

Central to the interdisciplinary learning of the MYP is design. Focusing on product and digital design, the study of design can help students develop a number of skills, including coding, graphics, electronics, computer-aided design and manufacturing skills. It encourages students to think outside the box and promotes a different way of thinking to traditional subject areas.

Students are also pushed to explore problems with an open and critical mind, conducting independent research and reflecting on end-user requirements to guide them along the Design Cycle of their increasingly complex prototypes.

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