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On the OCC: February – Publication of a consultation paper, inviting our PYP colleagues in IB World Schools to engage and comment on key themes identified in the early stages of the review May – Coordinator’s notes

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Gareth Jacobson

Student initiated action in the PYP

Over the years I have seen PYP teachers grapple with the concept of cultivating student initiated action. One common misconception is the idea that student initiated action needs to happen within the tight 6/7 week frame of a unit of inquiry. However, like the development of the learner profile, student action needs to be nurtured […]

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Adam McGuigan4

The purpose of a central idea

EXTRACT FROM: The purpose of a central idea For years I have heard many PYP teachers arguing about what makes a good central idea or that central ideas are often too broad or inaccessible for students (especially lower primary). One thing that bugs me about central ideas is that it stifles any chance students have in making […]

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