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Making real life connections in response to challenges

Making real-life connections to events strengthens students’ conceptual understanding across subjects, enabling them to transfer their learning and draw meaningful inferences. They develop a broader appreciation of what it means to be citizens of the world. It gives them an opportunity to connect with their learning, a sense of purpose to their experience and enables their voice to shine through. […]

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Authentic Inquiry: The PYP during a global pandemic

This article shares one school’s endeavour to embrace responsive, relevant teaching during a time of uncertainty and crisis. As schools begin to reopen around the world, the events of 2020 present PYP students with opportunities for authentic, significant inquiry into a raft of real-world issues. School was closed. We were teaching by distance. Our curriculum […]

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Responding to authentic student inquiry

There is intentionality behind setting up a meaningful provocation for inquiry. During this playful inquiry, children showed excitement in understanding school systems, demonstrated ownership of learning, and applied mathematical skills in a real context while collaborating with peers. Neev Academy, North Campus’ academic year kicked off with lots of hopes and possibilities for all the […]

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The Paper Clay Project

This article is about curiosity and the developing understandings of the properties of materials in young learners. In our early years class our unit of inquiry for the first term was concerned with understanding the properties of materials, and how people use them. This unit was introduced to the class for the children to develop […]

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