As a reward for reducing single-use plastics at their school, and raising awareness, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at the American School of Barcelona had a unique opportunity to work alongside marine biologists in Mallorca, Spain. They learned about sea life and discussed global marine issues, such as plastic pollution and its causes.
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The IB Primary Years Programme and Reggio approach in action
In this article you will read about the IB Primary Years Programme and Reggio Emilia approaches in action at an Italian language immersion school in the USA. The article illustrates how a constructivist student-led inquiry can provide students with the opportunity to ask meaningful questions about real-world issues and find answers to those questions through […]
Making a positive difference
This article illustrates a year 6 team’s journey to incorporate well-being into inquiries and encourage students to take meaningful action by emphasizing positive purpose.
The IB learner profile in action: A mindful journey of pre-schoolers
This article depicts the mindfulness journey a preschool class took to develop and learn effectively as part of an inclusive and balanced Primary Years Programme learning community.
Let’s change the world!
In this article you will read about fourth grade students choosing to contribute to the efforts of reducing the excessive use of single-use plastic, by giving advice to their families and reusing plastic caps to manufacture objects to cover some classroom needs.
Taking action vertically
This article highlights student involvement in showcasing action from kindergarten to grade 5, including the Primary Years Programme exhibition.
Inquiring through literature
This article explores how a unit of inquiry on literature, as a result of effective planning and collaboration with the library, sowed the seeds for the students to ideate an action as a result of their understanding of the unit.
Student agency designs learning space
This article talks about Primary Years Programme students inquiring into the physical and virtual public spaces. As part of their action, students chose to design the mother tongue space for the library.
PYP exhibition: A roller coaster ride
This article describes the journey of PYP exhibition – from the start and through the high and low points during its course.
In this article you will find a sample self-assessment rubric showing the connection between the PYP attitudes and action.
Agentic learning in kindergarten
This article illustrates inquiry on transportation through an unstructured play-based environment.
Developing approaches to learning (ATL)
This article summarizes how reflections help learners choose how they want to act. It shares a real-time example and utilizes an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the PYP and how implementing it ties together all the elements!
An unexpected action
This article presents a grade 5 initiative under the transdisciplinary theme Sharing the planet to bring peace and harmony between India and Pakistan.
Making the exhibition happen
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.
Transferring an idea into action
This article follows up on how grade 2 students incorporated action into the ‘How we organize ourselves’ unit of inquiry by illustrating students taking action and making connection across subjects.