This article explores the complexities of learner agency. It discusses some important pedagogical practices that support self-directed, mastery-driven inquiry.
With the changing face of the education sector, some educators are working in the direction of adopting and altering their learning strategies as well as their learning spaces to provide their learners with a conducive environment to develop and grow holistically. Keeping this in mind, I have tried out an alternative method to assessment criteria […]
In exploring agency and what this means, we began questioning the value of field trips and thinking about how often they are adult-led, and with adults clearly positioned as the experts. What resulted was a re-thinking of the role of students on such trips and a series of reflections on their response. On our journey […]
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 […]
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 […]
Continuing our series of blog posts following four schools at different stages of their IB journey, as they share their experiences and approach to understanding and implementing PYP: From principles into practice, in their own context. Teachers at Stonehill International School have worked hard this year ensuring that student voice is loud and clear. Our […]