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Transcript of PYP
Primary Years Program (PYP) :
Sowing the Seeds of International Mindedness and Intercultural Understanding
Life long learners
Active global citizens
Learners constructing meaning...
The 5 Essential Elements:
who we are
How we organize ourselves
Where we are in place and time
How the world works
How we express ourselves
Sharing the planet
The Central Idea
Lines of Inquiry
Everything has a form with recognizable features that can be observed, described and categorized.
What is it like?
How does it work?
Everything has a purpose, a role or a way of behaving that can be investigated.
Things do not just happen, there are causal relationships at work and actions have consequences.
Why is it like it is?
Change is the process of movement from one state to another
How has it changed?
We live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others.
Different perspectives lead to different understandings. Perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary.
What are the different points of view?
What is my responsibility?
People make choices based on their understandings and the actions they take as a result do make a difference.
The ways in which the learner can apply their new understanding.
How do we know?
What does it make us think?
How does it connect to other things?
To provide feedback on the learning process
To identify what students know, understand, can do, and feel at different stages in the learning process.
To select assessment strategies to support how students learn and perform
To actively engage students and teachers in the assessment process
Grade 2 Assessment
Grade 4 Assessment
Student initiated action
Sponsoring education for
students effected by poverty
Student initiated action
The PYP is designed to focus on the development of the whole child and as an Arabic teacher I am focused on encouraging my students to be independent and responsible for their own learning. In addition to that I support them in using the language to understand the world and be efficiently comfortably within it.