All the programmes in the IB Continuum (PYP, MYP, DP and CP) include interdisciplinary learning that requires learners to consider and connect complex ideas from different disciplines. Interdisciplinary learning is key to developing critical and creative thinkers who can use their skills to become positive changemakers.
The IB Diploma Language and Literature course involves the study of a wide range of literary and non-literary texts in a variety of media to investigate the nature of language and the ways in which it shapes and is influenced by identity and culture.
Grade 11 IB English Language & Literature students, led by Ms. Cox (English) and Mr. Dimitrov (Art), were challenged to create a Brandalist piece using the ‘tools’ of Bansky’s street art to draw attention to and convey a message regarding political and social issues such as consumerism and environmental concerns.
The next time you’re on campus, please stop in to see the full installation of these Brandalist pieces (located in the passageway between MS Art class and the main sports field.) Meanwhile, here are a few videos, photos and descriptions of the installation to whet your appetite and give you a sense of this interdisciplinary project.
“Expressing messages through art can be very powerful because it is more human than just talking during a presentation.” US student