This article is about how a PYP school in Peru took the PYP exhibition further than simply incorporating the elements of inquiry, action and reflection by embracing transdisciplinarity, technology and design, and sustainability. It also shows authentic real-world tasks that were a critical part of students’ experience.
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This article shows how to plan a unit of inquiry from the student perspective facilitating the same process that teachers undertake.
This article is available in Spanish and English. It shares an inquiry into the way that the physical space influences teaching and learning with young children. It describes what provoked the inquiry, the questions that were asked, the research done and how the action was taken to re-design learning environments to better support child friendly […]
Based on an example from grade 5 How we organize ourselves unit of inquiry, a visual arts teacher describes how she and music teachers collaborate on assessment strategies tools.
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 […]
This article reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry. “Having completed the amazing Personal Project process this year which is tied to our How we express ourselves unit of inquiry but also to our pastoral [care] driving theme of self-awareness, the reflective processes were, in my opinion, the […]