Course Code: IDP4O
Course Type: Open
Delivery Options Available: Online / In Class ( You can only choose one )
Prerequisite: None


Course Description for IDP4O Grade 12, Interdisciplinary Studies

This course emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge to solve problems,  make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research into contemporary issues, real-life situations, and careers, students will apply the principles and skills derived from the complementary subjects and disciplines studied, evaluate the reliability ofinformation, and examine how information technology can be used safely, effectively, and legally. They will also learn how to select strategies to define problems, research alternative solutions, assess their thinking in reaching decisions, and adapt to change as they acquire new knowledge.

Summary Of Units And Timelines For Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies IDP40

Below is the suggested sequence for delivering course units, along with the recommended number of hours to complete each unit. For comprehensive details on the targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please refer to the Unit Overview in the IDP4o course profile.

Unit Order Unit Name Suggested Time
Unit 1
Theory and Foundation
35 Hours
Unit 2
Processes and Methods of Research
35 Hours
Unit 3
Implementation, Evaluation, Impacts, and Consequences
35 Hours
2 Hours



110 Hours

Please be aware that, as per Ministry guidelines, CanSTEM Education has a mandatory minimum requirement of 14 days enrolment for students to be eligible for a midterm report card and 28 days enrolment to be eligible for a final report card.

Fundamental Concepts Covered In Grade 12 IDP40
Unit Overall Curriculum Expectations
Unit 1: Theory and Foundation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key ideas and issues related to each of the subjects or disciplines studied;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different structures and organization of each of the subjects or disciplines studied;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different perspectives and approaches used in each of the subjects or disciplines studied;
  • Demonstrate the skills and strategies used to develop interdisciplinary products and activities.
Unit 2: Processes and Methods of Research
  • Be able to plan for research, using a variety of strategies and technologies;
  • Be able to access appropriate resources, using a variety of research strategies and technologies;
  • Be able to process information, using a variety of research strategies and technologies;
  • Be able to assess and extend their research skills to present their findings and solve problems.
Unit 3: Implementation, Evaluation, Impacts, and Consequences
  • Implement and communicate information about interdisciplinary endeavors, using a variety of methods and strategies;
  • Evaluate the quality of interdisciplinary endeavors, using a variety of strategies;
  • Analyze and describe the impact on society of interdisciplinary approaches and solutions to real-life situations;
  • Analyze and describe how interdisciplinary skills relate to personal development and careers.
Teaching And Learning Strategies

CanSTEM Education utilizes a variety of effective teaching and learning strategies to enhance both online and in-class experiences. The course incorporates direct instruction led by teachers, fostering engagement through class activities and discussions. Students benefit from teacher modeling, small group discussions, partner conferencing, and group-based reading, which promote collaborative learning. The integration of computers and the internet facilitates access to digital resources, while video and audio materials support diverse learning styles. Silent individual reading, independent work, and brainstorming sessions encourage critical thinking and autonomy. Additionally, experiential learning through role-playing and problem-solving exercises ensures a practical understanding of concepts, making the learning experience dynamic and comprehensive.

Assessment & Evaluation

Assessment Strategies

Assessment for Learning Assessment as Learning Assessment of Learning
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Questioning
  • Work Sheets
  • Direct Instruction
  • Journal
  • Exit and Entrance Cards
  • KWL Chart
  • Self/Peer assessment
  • Logs
  • Checklist
  • Peer Assessment
  • Self-Assessment
  • Tests
  • Presentations
  • Models
  • Questioning
  • Art Exhibits
  • Work Sheets

Grade Evaluation

Category Final Grade Breakdown
Knowledge and Understanding 25%
Thinking and Inquiry 25%
Communication 25%
Application 25%

Teachers will bring additional resources and teaching materials that provide a rich and diverse learning environment. Units in this course profile make specific reference to the intended textbook for this course but can be substituted for any relevant and approved text.

Textbook: Pearson’s Health and Active Living Book.

To see the learning expectations for this course go to page 89 of the document found at


PSK4U Kinesiology Textbook (hard cover) and Student Workbook (soft cover)

Reference: There is no text book required for this course. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is IDP40?

IDP40 is a Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Studies at an Open level.

What Are 4O Courses?

4O refers to the Grade level of the courses and the pathway. 4 means it is a grade 12 course and O means it is an open course, where students of all levels can take.

What Is The Prerequisite Course For IDP40?

Prerequisite: None

How Long Does It Take To Complete The IDP40 Course?

At CanSTEM Education you can complete a high school credit courses as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as long as 12 months.

Will My Marks Be Sent Directly To OUAC Or OCAS?

Yes, we can send the marks for your online courses directly to OUAC, OCAS, your home, and to your day school.


Contact us

Telephone: (647)-568-0258, (647)-847-1231, 


Email : [email protected]

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BSID – 665446