The Social Studies Department is committed to fostering a learning environment in which the line of demarcation between students and teachers is not clearly drawn and where each admits to being able to learn from the other. We strive to create an interdisciplinary curriculum that culminates in a rich and diverse education. As social studies teachers, we are driven to use social studies education to empower all of our students so that they can see the connection between social studies and their lives.
Students learn to analyse the world from different perspectives, be it that of the economist, the historian, the geographer, psychologist or sociologist. We have adopted and maintained the view that most students learn from ‘doing’. While there is a basic body of knowledge all fields that can be ingested by simple ‘rote memorisation’, the majority comes from applying this knowledge and making it relevant to each student. It is our conviction that this is where real learning takes place.
For more information, please contact Zeina Misk, Head of the Social Studies Department.