- Concept-driven inquiry Concepts are abstract but they create a culture of thinking that involves students seeing connections, contradictions, alternative perspectives, and different ways of thinking.
Concepts challenge students to engage critically and creatively with significant ideas beyond the surface level of knowledge. Pivot PYP teachers use powerful, broad and abstract concepts as a lens to organise learning within units of inquiry and subject-specific learning as a culture and knowledge-building process.
- Transdisciplinary Integrated Curriculum Transdisciplinary learning in the PYP is a means of curriculum integration that dissolves the boundaries between the conventional disciplines and organises teaching and learning around the construction of meaning in the context of real-world problems or themes. PYP students learn to appreciate knowledge, conceptual understandings, skills and personal attributes as a connected whole. They can reflect on the significance of their learning to take meaningful actions in their community and beyond. As such, students learn how to deal with authentic problems and real-world issues.
- Multiple-intelligence Skills Various multiple-intelligence skills are infused in the IB curriculum, central to the holistic development of students, as follows:
1. Communication skills
2. Research skills
3. Self-management skills
4. Social skills
5. Thinking skills
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) comprises eight subject groups:
3. Individuals and societies.
4. Language acquisition.
5. Language and literature.
7. Physical and health education.
Three salient features of the IBMYP are elucidated below:
- Authentic Learning Authentic learning is gaining popularity in education vigour. Students learn best in a contextual learning experience, or in other words, experiences connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced.
In global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
1. fairness and development
2. globalisation and sustainability
3. identities and relationships
4. orientations in space and time
5. personal and cultural expression
6. scientific and technical innovation
- Conceptual understanding Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. An interdisciplinary way is adopted to integrate knowledge, which resembles learners’ real-world situations.
- Skill-based Training A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups provides the foundation for independent learning and encourages the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these social, thinking, research, communication and self-management skills help students learn how to learn.
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