The article is based on real-life experiences with the Primary Years Programme within a Chinese context in a bilingual candidate school. It looks at the cultural dimensions as well as the structural changes within the organization to make it not only culturally relevant, but also to support learning English as an additional language.
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Learning Chinese through play
This article illustrates the learning journey of a Chinese team in embedding Chinese learning in inquiry play for year 1 Primary Years Programme students with detailed discussion on the stages of planning, implementing, developing and evaluating play.
Hope and cognitive development in an English as a second language classroom
This article promotes using the agents of hope to optimize learning in the English as a second language classroom.
How to use English as an additional language
This article highlights practices that address the development of approaches to learning skills—communication and social—in a series of lessons.
Developing approaches to learning in Mandarin classrooms
This article talks about the importance of transdisciplinary tasks. It shows some strategies for Mandarin PYP teachers and all specialized PYP teachers to facilitate transdisciplinary teaching and learning.
Chinese class and the programme of inquiry – How to make authentic connections
This article explains how a school in Hong Kong addresses transdisciplinary learning in Chinese class. It illustrates this process by making authentic connections with a year 5 unit under the transdisciplinary theme ‘How we express ourselves’.