In this article you will learn what it is like to be a creative and confident child who loves playing in sandboxes. When adults step back and observe students at play, beautiful, cooperative learning can be observed.
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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 […]
This article explores the collaborative work of early childhood teachers as they reconceptualise their multiple roles in the classroom and their impact on children’s learning through play.
The author explains the importance of play for learners in higher age groups. There is something so satisfying about watching kids play. As my 5th graders near the end of their elementary years, I wanted them to leave with a sense of play. Actually, the conversation started with a colleague who teaches kindergarten. We were […]
In this article, the author investigates the use of collaboration in learning through play. In the heart of Old Town in Vilnius in Lithuania, a group of early years PYP practitioners have begun this academic year with a learning commitment. The professional learning that we have undertaken has formed purposeful and productive collaboration. It has […]
A PYP coordinator narrates how grade 2 students used the MYP design cycle and command terms in working on their unit of inquiry task. Inquiry involves an active engagement with the environment in an effort to make sense of the world, and consequent reflection on the connections between the experiences encountered and the information gathered. […]