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.
By Mairianne Walker Today, millions of people woke up, switched on their phones and digested the latest news from around the world. I was one of those people. What I read each day tells me we live in turbulent times. Fortunately, my social media feed is filled with inspiring quotes from people like Nelson Mandela […]
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.
This article explains what the workshop approach and the PYP have in common and how both relate to each other.
IB teachers tell IB World magazine how they encourage students to lead their learning
This article is about how to provide students constructive feedback that gives the opportunity to take ownership and emerge as lifelong learners. It also highlights the practice of constructive feedback enabling parents to be more engaged with their child’s learning.
In this article you will read how animal tracks of famous Gabon indigenous animals leaded students to QR coded information that—when scanned—revealed information about the animal.
Leah Magana, Primary Years Programme (PYP) Building Quality Curriculum (BQC) reviewer, shares her experience with the BQC as an active member of the IB Educator Network (IBEN) and IB Workshop leader. Q: Why did you become a PYP BQC, reviewer? I got involved in the service because I thought it was an excellent way for schools […]
Have you thought about joining one of the IB networks or associations? In this article you will learn about how the IB World Schools collaborate through networks in the gulf region.
How does a scientific mind look at the world, and how do students learn the thinking behind the doing? Be part of an exciting project to understand what it means for a student to develop scientific inquiry skills throughout their IB education from 3-19 years. We are looking at both how scientific protocols are unpacked […]
This article shows how children’s hand-on learning in science activities enable them to understand the world. Children are born with innate senses. They try to understand the world by seeing, touching, hearing, tasting and smelling. Their senses lead them to inquire about life, like scientists. For example, they find some problems to solve, they observe […]
This article encourages inquiry at every step in a PYP classroom.