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Assessment giving Voice, Choice and Ownership

This article is reflecting on how summative assessment can give voice, choice and ownership to learners. My class of grade 4 inquired into Who we are with the central idea “Knowing our rights and responsibilities leads to a healthy life style.” They explored the following lines of inquiry; rights and responsibilities in society; choices that […]

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Giving Students Their Voice in a Grade 3-5 School Concert

Students were given voice, choice and ownership in a Grade 3 – 5 Music Concert for the school community.  In planning the concert, students were motivated to choose the playlist and songs they would participate in, their instruments for each song and how they would play it.  Students were completely engaged and loved the experience.  Nĭ hăo from Shanghai. I am […]

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The PYP Exhibition: Can collaboration transcend boundaries?

Can collaboration in a transdisciplinary scenario support knowledge development outside the boundaries of a group of students? This article recounts the experience of students engaging in ‘cross collaboration’ outside their mentor- mentee groups to enable peers to reap the benefits of their inquiry during the PYP exhibition.   The primary years programme guides independent learners who have […]

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