Humanities

Humanities

Our world will face huge changes over the next generation, from a rapidly increasing global population to the challenges of living in an interwoven and technologically driven world. The Humanities at GIS foster the skills and knowledge needed to understand our complex world, to help it to adapt and to make it a fairer place for all.

Humanities at Garden International School

Our world will face huge changes over the next generation, from a rapidly increasing global population to the challenges of living in an interwoven and technologically driven world. The Humanities at GIS foster the skills and knowledge needed to understand our complex world, to help it to adapt and to make it a fairer place for all.

The aim of the Humanities faculty at GIS is to develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare each student for the challenges of the 21st century. We ask our learners to reflect on what it means to be human and to help them to become active citizens in their communities. Our faculty’s motto “Explore the past, challenge the present, shape the future.” highlights our belief that the Humanities develop skills and knowledge which allow students to not only see the complexity of our dynamic world, but to also become the leaders of positive change.

The Humanities help students to understand other human beings through the study of their history, traditions and culture. Through the exploration of History, Geography and the Social Sciences, students learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. These Skills allow learners to gain new insights into everything from politics and disaster management to the functions of the human brain. Furthermore, studying the humanities helps students to understand a rapidly changing and complex world so that they can see their place within it.

GIS Humanities students develop a mix of skills that they will benefit from throughout their lives, specifically skills around investigation, planning, data collection, data presentation, making meaningful conclusions, justifying, evaluating, assessing, teamwork, creation and design, critical thinking, discussion, use of evidence and forging substantiated opinions.

Exciting trips to Lentang, Langkawi and Central Europe allow our students to apply their skills and knowledge in a real world context. Once again, this allows our students to observe the complexity of the world and design well thought out and realistic solutions to current global problems.

Furthermore, in the final term of the years 7 to 9, students work collaboratively on a research project, their so-called Enquiry Project. Students have ownership over the content they study, they plan their research approach and work in a team to create solutions. This approach is proven to allow students to have a deeper learning experience by which they develop the skills of lifelong learners.

A recent year’s Enquiry Project was centred on ‘A Day that Shook the World’. Students investigated a day of their choosing. They produced a series of e-books that can be read on the GIS website. Another cohort created a museum exhibit on a country of their choice and we continue to devise apposite and pedagogically relevant themes for every year’s Enquiry Project.

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