Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Introduction
What is PYP?
• An International, trans-disciplinary program designed to foster the
development of the whole child, not jus...
IB Primary Years Programme
• Provides an opportunity for learners to construct
meaning, principally through concept-driven...
The PYP aims to develop in
students:
• Sensitivity to the experiences of others through the
curriculum
• The characteristi...
What is trans-disciplinary
inquiry?
• Focus on big ideas/issues/CONCEPTS
• Essential KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,
ATTITUDES are nece...
Internationalism: The PYP Perspective
• The PYP says that a school should be proud to send out into
the world a person we ...
What is the PYP learner profile?
The goal of the Primary Years Program is to create
internationally minded students.
IBO b...
What do we want to learn?
The Written Curriculum
• The PYP strives for balance between search for
understanding, acquisiti...
PYP Curriculum Model
The Curriculum Model
• Commitment to structured inquiry as the leading vehicle
for learning.
• Six transdisciplinary theme...
ORGANIZING THEMES-
TheIB-PYPcurriculumisbuiltaroundsixorganizingthemes.
Who we are
- An exploration of the nature of the s...
Where we are in place and time
An exploration of our orientation in
place and time; our personal histories;
history and ge...
How we express ourselves
An exploration of the ways in
which we discover and express our
nature, ideas, feelings, beliefs ...
How the world works
An exploration of the physical and
material world; natural and human-
made phenomena; of the world of
...
How we organize ourselves
An exploration of human systems and
communities; of the world of work, its
nature and its value;...
Sharing the planet
An exploration of our rights and
responsibilities as we strive to share finite
resources with other peo...
The process of inquiry
Students learn to ask questions. They are
encouraged to develop their own questions
related to the ...
KEY QUESTIONS
The IB - PYP's fundamental concepts are articulated as key
questions and they drive the inquiry process. Eac...
Attitudes
In addition to the concepts, content and
skills that are imbedded in the curriculum,
students are taught and the...
Students should demonstrate
the following:
• Appreciation - Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the
world and its people...
Students should demonstrate the
following:
• Curiosity - Being curious about the nature of learning and of the
world, its ...
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  1. 1. Primary Years Programme (PYP) Introduction
  2. 2. What is PYP? • An International, trans-disciplinary program designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but through other means of learning. • PYP focuses on the total growth of the developing child, encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare. • PYP combines best research and practice from a range of national systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant and engaging educational framework for all children.
  3. 3. IB Primary Years Programme • Provides an opportunity for learners to construct meaning, principally through concept-driven inquiry. • Traditional academic subjects are part of the PYP but it emphasizes the interrelatedness of knowledge and skills through a trans-disciplinary programme of inquiry. • The PYP focuses on the heart as well as the mind and addresses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as academic ones.
  4. 4. The PYP aims to develop in students: • Sensitivity to the experiences of others through the curriculum • The characteristics listed in the student profile • The attitudes that are an explicit element of the programme • The expectation of socially responsible action as a result of the learning experience.
  5. 5. What is trans-disciplinary inquiry? • Focus on big ideas/issues/CONCEPTS • Essential KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTITUDES are necessary and must be taught • Focus on taking socially responsible ACTION • Emphasis: inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking • Integrates where appropriate key learning areas
  6. 6. Internationalism: The PYP Perspective • The PYP says that a school should be proud to send out into the world a person we could call an internationalist. • A PYP school regardless of location, size or constitution strives towards developing an international person. What is an international person? • From PYP perspective it is a person with attributes and dispositions described in the student profile.
  7. 7. What is the PYP learner profile? The goal of the Primary Years Program is to create internationally minded students. IBO believes that students should be: • Principled • Caring • Open-minded • Well-balanced • Reflective • Inquirers • Thinkers • Communicators • Risk-takers • Knowledgeable
  8. 8. What do we want to learn? The Written Curriculum • The PYP strives for balance between search for understanding, acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of positive attitudes and positive action. • There are 5 essential elements of the curriculum:  Concepts  Knowledge  Skills  Attitudes  Action
  9. 9. PYP Curriculum Model
  10. 10. The Curriculum Model • Commitment to structured inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning. • Six transdisciplinary themes provide the framework for the exploration of knowledge. • Students develop an understanding of important concepts, acquire essential skills and knowledge, develop particular attitudes and learn to take socially responsible action.
  11. 11. ORGANIZING THEMES- TheIB-PYPcurriculumisbuiltaroundsixorganizingthemes. Who we are - An exploration of the nature of the self; our beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social, and spiritual health; of our families, friends, communities, and cultures; our rights and responsibilities; of what it means to be human.
  12. 12. Where we are in place and time An exploration of our orientation in place and time; our personal histories; history and geography from local and global perspectives; of our homes and journeys; of the discoveries, explorations and migrations of human kind; of the contributions of individuals and civilizations .
  13. 13. How we express ourselves An exploration of the ways in which we discover and express our nature, ideas, feelings, beliefs and values through language and the arts.
  14. 14. How the world works An exploration of the physical and material world; natural and human- made phenomena; of the world of science and technology.
  15. 15. How we organize ourselves An exploration of human systems and communities; of the world of work, its nature and its value; of employment and unemployment and their impact on us and the world around us.
  16. 16. Sharing the planet An exploration of our rights and responsibilities as we strive to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; of communities and of the relationships within and between them.
  17. 17. The process of inquiry Students learn to ask questions. They are encouraged to develop their own questions related to the materials being studied. Through questioning, students learn there are a broad range of "right" answers for a given question and they begin to appreciate the enormous, complex world in which they live.
  18. 18. KEY QUESTIONS The IB - PYP's fundamental concepts are articulated as key questions and they drive the inquiry process. Each question is comprehensive and integrates many ideas. The key questions students should ask are: • 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?
  19. 19. Attitudes In addition to the concepts, content and skills that are imbedded in the curriculum, students are taught and they practise the attitudes outlined by IBO. These attitudes are descriptive of a person who is a responsible citizen of his/her local and world wide community.
  20. 20. Students should demonstrate the following: • Appreciation - Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people • Commitment - Being committed to their learning, persevering, and showing self discipline and responsibility • Confidence - Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions • Cooperation - Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands • Creativity - Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
  21. 21. Students should demonstrate the following: • Curiosity - Being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures • Empathy - Imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning and emotions • Enthusiasm - Enjoying learning • Independence - Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments • Integrity - Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty • Respect - Respecting themselves, others, and the world around them • Tolerance - Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others

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