IDU emerges as a consequence of the challenges and opportunities of educating students in, and for, a complex and highly interconnected world. Interdisciplinary understanding allows students to use disciplinary knowledge creatively to foster new understanding that develops mental flexibility and prepares students to be lifelong learners. IDU models the importance of collaboration and teamwork across disciplines, an important life skill that supports and promotes transfer skills.
The IDU for MYP 2 was based on collecting statistical data on COVID 19 and analyzing its impact on five specific countries around the globe. The task was designed using the GRASP Model, where students had to take up the role of a research associate to present their report to an “Epidemiologist”. This Unit involved Math and Science learning. Students also had to design a digital poster on the measures taken by India to overcome the pandemic. Students maintained a Process Journal that outlined their journey as an interdisciplinary learner along with their final presentation on analysis of COVID 19. Creativity of the students was evident through the poems and the digital posters they created. They demonstrated communication, transfer and creative thinking skills. Sharing a few digital posters and a creative poem by the students during their IDU process.