Vandana Parashar, PYP Coordinator at Pathways School, Noida, India

Unit of inquiry: Economic activities

Giving students the opportunity to participate in deciding and designing their assessment tools, and finally reviewing their learning through peer editing and feedback were the highlights of this unit on economic activities under the transdisciplinary theme How we organise ourselves. ‘Assessment’ in PYP is aimed at knowing the child better; understanding his/her areas of interest and […]

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2014 May Coordinator’s notes

The 2014 May edition of the PYP Coordinator’s notes is now available for you to download from the Online Curriculum Centre (OCC). Visit OCC>PYP E-library>Programme coordination publications. The PYP Coordinator’s notes, published in May and November, provides schools with information on new developments in the PYP. It is intended for all teachers in a PYP school.  

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Tim Gascoigne, a teacher at Mont'Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Infographics vs Video

A look into the use of infographics and videos as tools to create a powerful message. “Our class invited Salva Dut, founder of Water for Sudan, to come to the school and speak during the school assembly. He will challenge the children at the end of his assembly with the question: ‘How can water change the […]

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Shannon O'Dwyer2

A concept-driven learning

This post is an excerpt from a post entitled “Don’t lock me into 8 key concepts” by Shannon O’Dwyer. The full post explains concepts in a nutshell and why concept-driven teaching is both easy and hard. This excerpt provides an insight into how teachers can make it happen. Concepts in a Nutshell Concepts are over-arching mental constructs […]

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