PYP Parent Session 4: Action in the PYP
Posted 05/30/2018 03:48PM

This month, Ms Leda Cedo (PYP Coordinator), Mrs Gaylene Livingston and select students from grades 1 and 5 presented in the last parent workshop about PYP. Below are the key points addressed in the workshop:

  • Action in the PYP is the demonstration of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through responsible action.
  • After students learn about themselves and the world, we need to challenge ourselves: I learned this.... now what do I do with what I learned? This can lead to learners taking action.
  • The exhibition in grade 5 is an opportunity for students to connect with the wider community and identify issues that they have personal connection to.
  • Taking action is a critical element of the PYP: We inquire, we reflect, we take action.

At SIS, we see rich examples of adults taking action. The PSA has been involved in numerous community service programs, our students have been young advocates for various issues such as pollution and healthy habits. These examples are important so that our young learners continue to understand that learning is not only limited to what is happening inside the classroom, but to the choices they make outside the school. We look forward to more action-oriented events in our community in the coming school year.

From the point of view of the PYP, effective action is ...

  • modeled by adults
  • voluntary
  • based on students' concrete experiences
  • most beneficial when outcome is witnessed
  • begins in a small way - genuine concern and commitment
  • anticipates responsibility
  • supported by adults

We are grateful for your active support and participation in our parent sessions this school year. Please continue to attend our PYP workshops next school year!



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