What is meant by Interdisciplinary Studies?
Interdisciplinary Studies literally means studies that involve more than one discipline, like English and History. Casady School's Interdisciplinary Studies program is an integrative, inquiry-based learning experience encouraging intrinsically-motivated thinkers.
A systematic effort to integrate multiple perspectives into a more complete framework of analysis, thus accomplishing a new understanding that could not have been created by drawing from a single discipline.
Rather than having a teacher telling information to students, we will have students and teachers asking each other relevant questions about complex issues and collaborating with each other to locate varied sources of knowledge, information, and perspectives on those issues.
A focus on the students rather than the teacher will help students to honor, to learn, to engage, to innovate, to serve, and to thrive.