Global concepts provide a common language for powerful contextual learning, identifying specific settings, events or circumstances that provide more concrete perspectives for learning. There are six global concepts. In their learning, students will be able to see links between subject and real-world issues and global contexts. When selecting global concepts in learning, students will answer the following questions:
Why are we engaged in this inquiry?
Why are these concepts important?
Why is it important for me to understand?
Why do people care about this topic?
Related concepts promote deep learning. They are grounded in specific disciplines and are useful for exploring key concepts in greater detail. Inquiry into related concepts will help students develop more complex and sophisticated conceptual understanding within the subject they are studying. Specific related concepts are linked to each subject area of study
Key concepts promote the development of a broad curriculum. They represent the big ideas that are both relevant within, and across disciplines and subjects. There are 16 key concepts that will be linked as appropriate to topics being taught.