In this article you will read how a PYP school approaches science or, better to say, why the school does not have science class in lower school.
Discover the journey a team took to design summative assessments that create authentic projects which give the students an opportunity to continue learning as well as to show their understanding in a meaningful context.
Joel Adams, a Diploma Programme (DP) Curriculum Manger for Visual arts and information technology in a global society explores what design thinking offer us as educators. Is it just the newest buzzword on the ed-block or might it help inform, change and shape our pedagogy in 2017?
In this article you will read how grade 1 students developed conceptual understanding of a ‘system’, under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves.
This article describes how single-subject teachers contributed to a unit of inquiry and allowed the classroom teachers to recognize student’s conceptual understandings that they were previously unaware of.
In this article you will read about planning units of inquiry that integrate the four critical aspects of concept-based pedagogy illustrated by Erickson and Lanning (2014) to foster a classroom environment in which students can achieve synergistic thinking, which, in itself, is a way of promoting differentiation.
An investigation into student-led development of personal lines of inquiry.
This article presents three technology tools to create an exciting environment for inquiry-based learning.
In this article you will learn what it is like to be a creative and confident child who loves playing in sandboxes. When adults step back and observe students at play, beautiful, cooperative learning can be observed.
This article illustrates how the use of the SOLO Taxonomy allowed our students to progress from shallow to deep thinking.
This article presents a grade 5 initiative under the transdisciplinary theme Sharing the planet to bring peace and harmony between India and Pakistan.
This article is about how a PYP school in Peru took the PYP exhibition further than simply incorporating the elements of inquiry, action and reflection by embracing transdisciplinarity, technology and design, and sustainability. It also shows authentic real-world tasks that were a critical part of students’ experience.
The remarkable dedication and passion of IB educators worldwide is the focus of the IB Inspired student film competition. Congratulations to our winner, Diploma Programme (DP) student Nancy Leal Garza from Liceo de Monterrey in Mexico. Watch Nancy’s film below and read her post about the teacher who inspires her winning film. You can also watch a […]
This article shares the success of a learning journey with parents in a PYP school in China.
In this article you will read how inquiry and constructivism go hand in hand as the learners or inquirers build upon their prior knowledge or previous experiences.