This post is an excerpt from a post entitled “Don’t lock me into 8 key concepts” by Shannon O’Dwyer. The full post explains concepts in a nutshell and why concept-driven teaching is both easy and hard. This excerpt provides an insight into how teachers can make it happen. Concepts in a Nutshell Concepts are over-arching mental constructs […]
In this article you will read about strategies and ideas to provoke inquiry and engage students in questioning and searching for a deeper meaning.
A practice example of how PYP teachers can provoke and inspire students to make their own discoveries through inquiry. “Learning is a process of constructing, testing and reconstructing theories, constantly creating new knowledge. Teachers as well as children are constantly learning.” ~ Carla Rinaldi & Peter Moss ~ There are many moments in your teaching […]
From 20-22 March, teachers, educational leaders and decision makers will come together at the IB Asia Pacific Annual Conference in Singapore to discuss, collaborate and share best practices in education. Members of the PYP development team are looking forward to an inspiring and thought provoking couple of days. They will be attending several sessions, especially […]
Eminent curriculum experts Jim Cummins, Eithne Gallagher, Dr Roma Chumak-Horbatsch and Dr Fred Genesee recently met PYP Curriculum Manager Cécile Doyen at the IB Global Centre in The Hague to discuss language and learning within the context of the PYP review. Our experts shared a common view: the PYP has the capacity of being even […]
*** This article is available in English, French and Spanish *** The Primary Years Programme Development team have invited PYP Heads, coordinators and educators to comment on the key themes for the PYP review. The paper, now available on the OCC in the PYP E-library (open folder Curriculum development reports), presents a small sample of […]