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Tag Archives | approaches to learning
Incorporating design thinking in the PYP
Teaching using a modern approach can often be challenging, but Humera Riyaz, PYP coordinator at Eastern Public Schools gives us some useful tips.
How PYP students designed the perfect learning space
What would your perfect learning space look like? Read how 38 Primary Year Programme (PYP) students designed and created the perfect learning space
Students become published authors
Frankfurt International School (FIS), Germany, thinks out of the box when it comes to inspiring creativity in writing and art. Each year, it gives students the opportunity to produce, and eventually publish, a book during a week-long Writing Symposium.
Students eliminate single-use plastics at school
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.
How three schools collaborate to innovate
By Jennifer Towers It can be daunting to hear that you will soon be required to use a new information system in the course of your work. But a group of teachers in Vancouver spotted an opportunity. We had a common goal: to change the way we reported on the performance of our Middle Years […]
Impact of lifestyle choices
This article illustrates the impact of lifestyle choices on human body systems, health and survival through an inquiry into the transdisciplinary theme of “who we are”.
A teacher’s guide: Using social justice topics in the classroom
Topics surrounding human rights and equality can be thorny, but educators can use societal issues to create meaningful dialogue with students and enhance learning. PYP teachers Kirsten Fournier, Kerri Irwin and Vivien Rosa-Vaccarelli tell us more.
Answering big questions about the approaches to learning (ATL)
By James Smith and Adrian Gan The approaches to learning (ATL) framework is a vital part of IB programmes — it gives them a common language to describe the core capabilities that students should develop, and challenges us to find coherent, rigorous ways to build students’ skills from Year 1 – 13. Yet it is also an […]
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!
Making the approaches to learning happen
This article explores one school’s journey to ensure the approaches to learning, an element of the PYP, are planned for in order to strengthen the transdisciplinary nature of their programme.
A wealth of iPad Apps being powerful support for individual learning
This article shares the practice of using two kinds of iPad Apps to support writing in Chinese for year one students.
How to connect with local and global cultures
In this article you will read how first graders explore the transdisciplinary theme ‘Who we are’ and learn to compare and contrast cultures from around the world.
Developing and assessing approaches to learning in the Mandarin classroom
This article provides examples of modeling for years 2 and 5, developing and assessing approaches to learning in both stand alone and integrated inquiries in a Mandarin classroom.
Revising central ideas: adopting a transdisciplinary perspective
The author of this article shows how a central idea was rewritten to become more transdisciplinary in nature.