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Stonehill International School – part 4. Agency and developing student voice

Continuing our series of blog posts following four schools at different stages of their IB journey, as they share their experiences and approach to understanding and implementing PYP: From principles into practice, in their own context. Teachers at Stonehill International School have worked hard this year ensuring that student voice is loud and clear. Our […]

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Building stronger learners – Burgess-Peterson Academy—Part 3

Continuing our series of blog posts following four schools at different stages of their IB journey, as they share their experiences and approach to understanding and implementing PYP: From principles into practice, in their own context.  This article from a newly authorized school talks about their transformative journey with the enhanced PYP as they explore […]

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Role play during assembly

Promoting learner agency throughout the inquiry cycle

This article explores the wonderful partnership created between Grade 3 learners and their home room teacher, as they confidently exhibited student agency throughout the unit of inquiry on child rights, under the transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’. Grade 3 learners at Singapore International School, Mumbai took initiative, expressed their thoughts and ideas and made choices […]

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Ana Herrera and María Elvira Castro, PYP teachers, Gimnasio Los Portales, Bogota, Colombia

Learner agency in the assessment process: does it work?

Peer-feedback and how it can be used to exercise agency in the early years, based on Austin’s butterfly video (Ron Berger, 2012) Imagine you have an incredible learning experience with your class. All students are engaged in learning and developing their approaches to learning. You feel ecstasy while being part of this beautiful process. Suddenly, you […]

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Planning a creative response to a task organised and taught by students

From little ideas… big things grow!

Student agency, inquiry, mathematics, visual arts and escalating enthusiasm converge for a student created sequence of learning experiences, illustrating connections made and providing demonstrations of authentic learning. It started with an idea of students exploring the depth and diversity of places where mathematics is utilised in our world… I am teaching a class this year […]

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Living Library – I am the story: the story is me

How one school sparked the inquiry process for the PYP exhibition with a “Living Library Project” by Yvonne Barrett, teacher librarian at Bilkent Laboratory & International School, Turkey The Primary Years Programme (PYP) coordinator, elementary librarian and grade 4 teachers from Bilkent Laboratory and International School in Turkey have worked collaboratively each Friday to introduce the […]

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