Glen Osmond, SA
In 2017, Seymour College decided to completely rethink the traditional school structure, starting at the middle school level. Today, the core curriculum is centred around two integrated ‘super subjects’: STEM and GEM. GEM (global studies, English and media) incorporates the Australian Curriculum subjects of English, drama, and humanities and social sciences, with elements of media arts included. Wherever possible, learning in GEM centres around large, integrated projects with real-world application or relevance, using what has been called the ‘3 PBL approach’ (project-, problem- and phenomenon-based learning) to develop skills in collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity.