Preparing Students To Be Active Participants In A Lifelong Journey of Learning
The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
The IB PYP Learner Profile Attributes
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities. As IB learners, we strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.
Consolidation of Learning Continuum
Real life issue identified by students and explored through an extended and collaborative inquiry. Learner profile attributes reflected on and developed.
Focused on teamwork and collaboration
This includes promoting teamwork and collaboration between students, but it also refers to the collaborative relationship between teachers and students.
Designed to remove barriers to learning
Teaching is inclusive and values diversity. It affirms students’ identities and aims to create learning opportunities that enable every student to develop and pursue appropriate personal goals.
Informed by assessment
Assessment plays a crucial role in supporting, as well as measuring, learning. This approach also recognizes the crucial role of providing students with effective feedback
Including both organizational skills, such as managing time and tasks, and affective skills, such as managing state of mind and motivation.
Including areas such as critical thinking, creative thinking and ethical thinking
Including skills such as comparing, contrasting, validating and prioritizing information
Including skills such as written and oral communication, effective listening, and formulating arguments
Including areas such as forming and maintaining positive relationships, listening skills, and conflict resolution