The Integrative Thinking course is designed to provide a framework for rigorous interdisciplinary thinking that promotes intellectual humility, fosters curiosity and promotes in our boys the values of stewardship, service and integrity.
Interdisciplinary thinking can be defined as;
a process of answering a question, solving a problem, or addressing a topic that is too broad or complex to be dealt with adequately by a single discipline or profession…[it] draws on disciplinary perspectives and integrates their insights through construction of a more comprehensive perspective.
Repko, A. F., & Szostak, R. (2017). Interdisciplinary research: Process and theory.
Our stimulus material draws on popular World Scholar’s Cup subject matter, and many other sources to traverse politics, economics, history, psychology, the arts, science, technology, ethics and religion in the pursuit of truth.
Scotch College’s Scholar in Residence, Akram Azimi, provides guest lectures and boys engage in fun collaborative activities including quizzes, Socratic dialogues, team debates and communities of inquiry.
Students on the Middle School Enrichment Register are invited to participate.
In 2021, this course was offered in the Summer Term (Term 1) for Year 8 students.