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Review update

In 2012, the Primary Years Programme (PYP) entered into a comprehensive and rigorous seven-phase review process. The review offers an ideal opportunity for the IB to examine, enhance and strengthen the PYP curriculum framework at a time of fast paced change, when international-mindedness and access to a high quality primary education are more important than […]

Welcome to the new SharingPYP blog!

Early in 2012, the IB embarked on a holistic, collaborative and rigorous review process, to examine every aspect of the PYP, from its founding principles and philosophy to its practical operation and support for delivery of the programme. As part of that process we have, with your help, examined the purpose and function of both […]

Update your details on IBIS

In addition to the range of eNewsletters, we will be sending essential updates directly into your eMailbox as the review progresses. Please ensure that your email addresses are regularly updated in IBIS.


Update on Coordinator’s notes from IB Communications

As we strive towards more effective and concise communication with IB World Schools, we have undertaken a review of the Coordinator’s notes for all IB programmes. We sent out a survey to all IB coordinators in November and can report an overall response rate of 56.2%. Thank you to everyone who took the time to […]

Coming up

On the OCC: February – Publication of a consultation paper, inviting our PYP colleagues in IB World Schools to engage and comment on key themes identified in the early stages of the review May – Coordinator’s notes

Gareth Jacobson

Student initiated action in the PYP

Over the years I have seen PYP teachers grapple with the concept of cultivating student initiated action. One common misconception is the idea that student initiated action needs to happen within the tight 6/7 week frame of a unit of inquiry. However, like the development of the learner profile, student action needs to be nurtured […]