Transdisciplinary Skills

These are the types of questions that all ISM students are encouraged to ask themselves in order to be more aware of their personal learning behaviours and the inter-connection between all subject areas. These skills can be applied to any situation to support greater  success.

COMMUNICATION

  • Why do I need to speak?
  • How can I make sure that others can follow what I am saying?
  • How can I change my voice to help others understand what I mean?
  • Why do I need to write?
  • How do I choose the type of writing will be best?
  • How can I organize my ideas so that they are in sequence?
  • How can I use words, punctuation and my opinions in my writing?
More questions regarding reading, listening and visualizing to follow

CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION SKILLS

  • What is my responsibility in a group?
  • How do I cooperate with others?
  • How can I listen to others?
  • Do I agree with other children’s ideas?
  • How do I help my group finish our task?
  • How can I be effectively involved?
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT AND REFLECTION
  • What do I want to get better at?
  • What is my goal?
  • How will I know if I have succeeded?
  • What are the steps of my plan?
  • How can I use my time so that I finish my tasks?
  • What helps me to learn?
  • What do I find difficult to learn?
  • What can I do so that I can learn more?

CRITICAL THINKING/PROBLEM SOLVING

  • What is the problem?
  • How can I solve this problem?
  • How will I find the best solution?
  • What  steps do I need to follow?
  • How can I be a better thinker?

RESEARCH

  • What is my task?
  • What questions do I need to answer?
  • What media should I use?
  • How do I decide if the information is useful?
  • How do I choose the most important information?
  • How do I remember where I found the useful information?
  • How do I put all the information together?
  • Have I learned from all the information?
  • How successful was I at completing my task?