The PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach to education for children aged 3-12. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership and experience derived from IB World Schools.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) is driven by seven key concepts which give the inquiries direction and meaning.
Form – The understanding that everything has a form with recognizable features that can be observed, identified, described and categorized.
Function -The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or a way of behaving that can be investigated.
Causation – The understanding that things do not just happen, that there are causal relationships at work, and that actions have consequences.
Change – The understanding that change is the process of movement from one state to another. It is universal and inevitable.
Connection -The understanding that we live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others.
Perspective -The understanding that knowledge is moderated by perspectives; different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings and findings; perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary.
Responsibility -the understanding that people make choices based on their understanding, and the actions they take as a result do make a difference.
We focus on 2-3 key concepts within each unit, and emphasize on the depth of learning, rather than the breadth at this stage. These key concepts integrate smoothly with our transdisciplinary teaching, allowing the children to learn across disciplines, seamlessly carrying the big idea into each subject area. The key concepts are constantly revisited as children’s understanding develops and deepens as they progress through the PYP.
At Candor, we have been successfully delivering the IB PYP program for more than a decade. The motivated teachers and the campus ecosystem enhance the learning experience of our Candorians.
Source – ibo.org and https://ibomusicalvoyage.com/ib-pyp-music/