Four schools at different stages of their IB journey will share their approach to understanding and implementing the Primary Years Programme enhancements in their own context. Here is the second story in the series that features a candidate school in the USA and illustrates how they began exploring the enhanced content.
Four schools at different stages of their IB journey will share their approach to understanding and implementing the IB Primary Years Programme enhancements in their own context. Here is the first story in the series that features a candidate school in Russia and illustrates how they began exploring the enhanced content.
This is an end-of-year reflection from an IB Primary Years Programme educator who returns to the classroom as a teacher after working for several years as an IB principal. Read about what she learned about student agency, leadership, early career educators, collaboration and vulnerability.
This article explores one school’s journey to invite parents into the planning process in order to build parent agency and strengthen the learning community.
IB World Schools explain how they encourage parental involvement Children achieve more at school when their parents are involved in their education, according to numerous studies. And research has indicated that great schools have effective partnerships with parents. So how do schools foster a strong and positive relationship with parents? Regular parent-teacher progress evenings, meetings, […]
In this article you will read about the IB Primary Years Programme and Reggio Emilia approaches in action at an Italian language immersion school in the USA. The article illustrates how a constructivist student-led inquiry can provide students with the opportunity to ask meaningful questions about real-world issues and find answers to those questions through […]
In this article you will read about ways to support student agency when developing foundational language skills in the Primary Years Programme learners. Students learning through technology can find ways to work independently and gain confidence in their learning community.
Should the way we teach arts subjects—music, visual arts, dance and drama—become “a manifesto of student agency”? Two teachers reflect on the role that visual and performance arts play in an IB education
In this article you will read about how grade 3 students planned and designed their classroom space under the transdisciplinary theme of “sharing the planet”.
This article shares a grade 5 inquiry into how to act safely near aquatic environment under the transdisciplinary theme of “who we are”.
This article presents a snapshot of how pedagogical lunches are organized and aligned with the IB philosophy and how they present daily learning opportunities.
Children aged 5-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily, recommends the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, globally 81% of school-going adolescents (aged 11-17) are not active enough.
In this article you will read about how Primary Years Programme students demonstrated choice, voice and ownership through making connections between two transdisciplinary themes. When ownership is given to learners, the results are endless and the learning is fun—that is what they discovered.
This article outlines the opportunities and impact of taking a collaborative approach to planning and reviewing the programme of inquiry with a learning community in an Indonesian context, while mapping its national curriculum requirements to the Primary Years Programme scope and sequence documents.
By Roger Sutcliffe It was World Philosophy Day on 15 November, a day conceived by UNESCO in 2005 and now entering its teens! There were philosophical events—even parties—across the world, celebrating philosophy as ‘an everyday practice that can transform societies’. Philosophy for Children (P4C) shows it can also transform schools. There are many ‘World Days’, […]