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’.
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Differentiation in Chinese teaching and learning
This article is available in Chinese and English. It gives an example of differentiation in a unit of inquiry in the teaching Chinese as an additional language classroom.
Developing and assessing approaches to learning in the Mandarin classroom
This article provides year 2 and 5 examples of modeling, developing and assessing approaches to learning in both stand alone and integrated inquiries in a Mandarin classroom.
Lateral-thinking using thinking hats
This article narrates how a school implemented the six Edward de Bono Thinking Hats as an effective tool on thinking skills from early years to grade 8.
After discovering last year that 15 different languages were spoken in her classroom, Dottie Price, Year 3 PYP teacher, created Language Fridays: a whistle-stop tour around the world in half an hour. Every Friday afternoon, 30 minutes were set aside for students to volunteer to teach their mother tongue to classmates. In the first week, […]
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 […]