International Mindedeness

The focus of the curriculum at DIS is on the child as a 21st century citizen, not only on academics. While the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education are thoroughly covered, we at DIS look beyond the content of each individual subject to find the common, underlying concepts that cut across the subject areas. Students learn to apply their knowledge and experience to real-life situations, making them ready to handle whatever life poses for them. At DIS our international education: 

  1. Encourages International mindedness – we aim to build global citizens, where students see themselves connected to the global community and develop a sense of responsibility to its members. They develop an awareness of the inter-relatedness of peoples, and recognize the complexities of the relationships. Students interact on a level beyond the classroom, sharing and celebrating diversity.

  2. Teaches ‘how to learn’ - we instill skills that enable our students to learn how to learn. They are intended to apply these skills across the curriculum and provide common language for teachers and students to use when reflecting and building on the process of learning. Students are provided with daily opporutnities to practice and incrementally develp a range of skills when the students take charge of their own learning. These skills are learnt, taught, improved and developed in all classrooms. Through asking key questions, they learn self-management skills, research skills and social skills that make them life-long learners.

  3. Builds confident communicators – we aim to prepare students with strong communication skills so that they can exchange thoughts, messages and information effectively. The curriculum gives the learners opportunities to give and receive meaningful feedback. They are trained to use a variety of media and collaborate with peers and experts using various digital media. 

  4. Makes the students learn by experience – students engage in experiential learning. They are engaged in learning processes where they learn by doing and reflecting on the experience. The learning activities gives them the opportunities to take initiative, make decisions and be accountable for results. They also learn that making mistakes is a real thing and what’s more important is to learn from them. 

  5. Improves problem-solving – we require our students to identify the problems that face the world today and find solutions through inquiry and inter-disciplinary learning. They use systematic approaches to problem-solving and progress through the stages of discovery, ideation, experimentation and evolution in search of innovative solutions to our world problems.