This article describes a PYP educator’s experiences conducting the PYP exhibition after having returned to the classroom from an absence of 6 years. It applies to the exhibition as a tool to improve student’s learning and as a reflective tool for practice.
This article puts forward three different approaches to the creation and use of the central idea, including early sharing, student creation and parent creation of the central idea. It shares the benefits and drawbacks of all three approaches.
In this article you will find a framework for co-constructing success criteria with grade 4 students as part of assessment planning.
The Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya is home to 183,543 people including a majority of school-age children. A shared initiative between the International School of Moshi (ISM), Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Windle Trust, Xavier Projects, UNHCR, UNESCO and Moi University in Nairobi will bring highly skilled teachers to the camp.
Can students connect physical education (PE) to a unit of inquiry and can lower elementary students be in charge of their own PE?
This article illustrates inquiry on transportation through an unstructured play-based environment.
This article illustrates a PYP exhibition journey from the reflection on facilitation to allowing students making sense of their topic through a driving conceptual lens.
This article summarizes how reflections help learners choose how they want to act. It shares a real-time example and utilizes an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the PYP and how implementing it ties together all the elements!
This article is about how a PYP school in Peru reworked a unit of inquiry to put the arts in the driving seat. First grade students wrote and performed their own plays connected with effective communication and the IB learner profile. This year-long project led by their drama department was supported by other disciplines and […]
This article demonstrates the use of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences by H. Gardner in a year 4 PYP classroom through ‘How the world works’ inquiry into energy.
Educators tell IB World how using design thinking has improved learning
In this article you will read how a PYP school in Germany—as a way to spark enthusiasm—launched the PYP exhibition using community leaders who have turned their passions and beliefs into action focused careers.
This article highlights how the primary students highlight and realize their school’s mission statement through play.
This article explores the notion of learner agency: how ‘kids are the boss’ in our learning environment.
This article explores one school’s journey to ensure the approaches to learning, an element of the PYP, are planned for in order to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of their programme.