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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Janis Coffey, the Associate Director for the Institute of Positive Education, Australia

The inquirer

A practice example of how PYP teachers can provoke and inspire students to make their own discoveries through inquiry. “Learning is a process of constructing, testing and reconstructing theories, constantly creating new knowledge. Teachers as well as children are constantly learning.” ~ Carla Rinaldi & Peter Moss ~ There are many moments in your teaching […]

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Coming up: IB Asia Pacific Conference 2014 in Singapore

From 20-22 March, teachers, educational leaders and decision makers will come together at the IB Asia Pacific Annual Conference in Singapore to discuss, collaborate and share best practices in education. Members of the PYP development team are looking forward to an inspiring and thought provoking couple of days. They will be attending several sessions, especially […]

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Language expert group 26 February: Eithne Gallagher, Jim Cummins, Dr Roma Chumak-Horbatsch and Dr Fred Genesee with PYP Curriculum Manager Cécile Doyen.

Review theme Language and learning explored by curriculum experts

Eminent curriculum experts Jim Cummins, Eithne Gallagher, Dr Roma Chumak-Horbatsch and Dr Fred Genesee recently met PYP Curriculum Manager Cécile Doyen at the IB Global Centre in The Hague to discuss language and learning within the context of the PYP review. Our experts shared a common view: the PYP has the capacity of being even […]

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