Korean students inarguably excel at passing tests. The majority of their education has been focused on knowledge-based learning and testing, and securing university places rather than on building essential core skills such as imaginative thinking, empathy, flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.
Interdisciplinary learning is not a new concept, but is now needed in education more than ever as our economic, social, and cultural environments develop at accelerating speed. There have been countless interdisciplinary thinkers who saw no boundaries between subjects.
Through utilising imaginative methods of learning, we can ensure all children are provided with the equal opportunities to achieve and learn. This is increasingly important as the number of children eligible for free school meals, or children who have English as an Additional Language is on the rise in our primary schools.