In this article you will find reflections on the connection between whole school professional development and the action cycle.
This article illustrates how students explored the role of demand and supply under the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we organize ourselves’ in their direct surrounding, the school.
Imagine beginning day one of a unit of inquiry with nothing but a blank planner. Learn how two grade 5 teachers pushed the limits of inquiry-based design by planning, communicating and implementing a completely student-developed unit of inquiry event with collaborative input from parents, students and administration.
This article shows how to plan a unit of inquiry from the student perspective facilitating the same process that teachers undertake.
This article describes the use of accordion journals and the Understanding Map developed at Project Zero to help students reflect on their learning in a fourth grade classroom. It offers a way for students to take ownership of, and reflect on, their learning.
This article describes experiences from the first collaborative meeting based on listening, expressing, collaborating and implementing ideas.
This article talks about what creativity is and why it is important; also it informs how to assess creativity and provides tips on how to take action.
By Emily Vanderkamp New research explores the roles of principals and coordinators in schools offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). A recent study conducted by researchers at The University of Nottingham explored the links between school leadership and the implementation of the PYP. Using staff surveys and in-depth interviews, the researchers conducted case studies […]
This article questions various aspects of inquiry in the early years.
Even though inquiry cycles help us involve students and lead them toward understanding, they are often linear formulas that may still feel like an imposition to some students. Perhaps we, as teachers, can come up with our own version to engage students with a more open and flexible process, one that better suits the learner’s […]
This article encourages PYP educators to reflect on the giving of awards, particularly in relation to the attributes of the learner profile, and how this practice coheres with the philosophy of the PYP curriculum.
This article explains how a school in Hong Kong addresses transdisciplinary learning in Chinese class. It illustrates this process by making authentic connections with a year 5 unit under the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’.
This article gives examples of the use of technology in storytelling to explore the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’.
This article presents international schools in host culture contexts through the transdisciplinary theme ‘How the world works’.
In this article a new PYP teacher shares reflection on embracing and teaching in the PYP framework.