• PYP Curriculum

    In the PYP a balance is sought between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking responsible action.

    The essential elements of the written curriculum

    Knowledge

    Significant, relevant content that we wish the students to explore and know about, taking into consideration their prior experience and understanding

    Concepts
    A set of eight key concepts is of major importance in the design and implementation of the curriculum.

    Form-What is it like?
    Function-How does it work? ?
    Causation-Why is it like it is?

    Change-How is it changing?
    Connection-how is it connected to other things?
    Perspective-What are the points of view?
    Responsibility-What is our responsibility?
    Reflection-how do we know?


    Skills
    Within their learning throughout the program, students acquire and apply a set of transdisciplinary skills, or approaches to learning:

    Social skills
    Communication skills
    Thinking skills
    Research skills
    Self-management skills


    Attitudes
    In PYP schools, students should demonstrate: 

    Commitment         Confidence         Cooperation
    Creativity             Curiosity             Empathy
    Enthusiasm           Independence      Integrity
    Respect                Tolerance            Action

    Action
    In PYP schools, students demonstrate deeper learning through the action cycle of “Choose, Act, Reflect.” The goal is for them to use their knowledge to improve their community.

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Last Modified on December 21, 2015