Culture United utilizes cultural events and heritage festivals as a driver to embed multidisciplinaryways of teaching in primary schools.
Culture United utilizes cultural events and heritage festivals as a driver to embed multidisciplinary ways of teaching in primary schools. The context behind our project initiative is to appeal to the interests and natural enthusiasm of children and to use this effectively in an interactive and engaging way to learn and be inspired.
Multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary learning is a “whole” or “comprehensive” method that covers an idea, topic, or text by integrating multiple knowledge domains . It is a very powerful method of teaching that crosses the boundaries of a discipline or curriculum in order to enhance the scope and depth of learning.
How does this relate to our plans? Synergy is the primary force behind multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary learning. Imagine being able to teach character development, basic math, and basic science concepts via a classic text. How about basic geography, writing skills, and point of view from the same materials?
Is it possible to also teach about comprehension, sequence, literal vs. non-literal, imagination, plot, theme, compare and contrast, opinion pieces, vocabulary, friendship, bullying, and critical thinking? The answer is yes, and the genre is legends, myths, and fables. All found in regional culture and heritage. This is best
xperienced by having pupils and their teachers take part in exciting interactive cultural events, and by working inspired by these events and themes in a multidisciplinary way at school in the weeks/months before and after partaking in the event.