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transdisciplinary themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how the world works, how we express ourselves, sharing the planet, how we organize ourselves
Differentiation in a PYP classroom
The article gives an example of how the principles of Universal Design for Learning can be embedded into a unit of inquiry to purposefully differentiate for all students. The example is from a PYP 1 (age 6) classroom and looks closer at how the principles were used to differentiate mathematical education connected to the unit.
Aligning transdisciplinary themes across school
This article explores a school’s decision to align the units of inquiry so that all classes explore the same transdisciplinary theme at the same time, and reflects on its impact on the school community.
What does pink sound like? A collaboration between visual art and music
This article is about a collaboration between music and visual art at IS Ruhr. The aim was to increase students’ conceptual understanding of the arts by exploring and connecting elements used in visual art, music, and dance. In this process students’ ATL skills and the IB learner profile were deepened. After many conversations about the […]
A transdisciplinary approach to a Grade 4 unit of inquiry
The article focuses on building a transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry and how multiple perspectives enhance student understanding. Some initiatives towards including elements of the enhanced PYP are also detailed in the article. In this article, my attempt is to focus on the transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry along with some […]
Stonehill International School-Part 2. The Learner
Since the release of “PYP: From principles into practice”, IB World Schools around the world have been engaging with the content and planning for implementation. Four schools at different stages of their IB journey will share their approach to understanding and implementing the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) enhancements in their own context. Here is […]