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Investigating the PYP in New Zealand

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in Aotearoa New Zealand—a study conducted by researchers from the University of Auckland—provides a picture of the current state of the PYP in New Zealand. The researchers gathered data from a document analysis, an analysis of PYP and national achievement data and observational studies within two PYP schools. Standardized test […]

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Challenging the definition of “play”

The expression “learning through play” seems so common in early years education, and yet the verb’s definition found through a quick online search states that “to play” is to “engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” In this post, we look at the theme of learning through play […]