Going into the self-study process for our first evaluation, I sought out meaningful ways to present the process to the school community as a program coordinator. What better way than to develop it into a unit of inquiry! Using the school’s chosen inquiry cycle and our customized planning template, we developed a unit plan.
The IB is collaborating with the Jacobs Foundation, the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment to undertake research into creativity and curiosity across all IB programmes. The IB is inviting IB World Schools to become part of this exciting journey, which is inspired by the IB learner profile.
This article illustrates how inquiry can happen in different ways. By using different languages, children can express themselves and apply their knowledge in creative ways. It also shows the importance of listening to student voices and how this helps shape our planning and inquiry.
This piece draws from experiences in an early childhood PYP context in Switzerland. Reflections are shared on ways the Approaches to Learning have the potential to be powerful tools for supporting children’s agentic identities with a particular focus on environments, experts and teacher talk.
Passion to Possibilities while learning from home – creating opportunities for students to explore and inquire into their passions or interests in a distance-learning setting.
This article presents various tools that support gathering student feedback. These tools enable teachers to see the student’s responses live onscreen, especially during online classes with students. They also help teachers in backward and forward planning based on the feedback analysis.