KEY CONCEPTS OF IBPYP ALL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS SHOULD FOLLOW

What do we define a key concept as? A concept is a big idea – like a principle, that is enduring, the significance that goes beyond aspects. When we focus on a particular key concept, we try to bring the focus of the child’s thinking to a deeper level rather than shallow and broad.

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme abbreviated as the IBPYP is mainly for children aged between three-to-eleven that helps nurture and develop them as caring, and active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The learning community that we are in, is inclusive of everyone actively involved where there is a common goal to “live peacefully together, prioritize people and their relationships, and take shared responsibility for learning, health, and well-being”

What does PYP have to offer?

PYP offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework helping build conceptual understanding with student-centered approaches to education for children to help bring out the best of educational research, leadership, and experiences derived.

Food for thought! Today, Primary Years Programme (PYP) has significantly evolved at IISP, to become a world leader in future-focused education setting an example of best educational practices globally, and responding to the challenges and opportunities for young students in a rapidly changing world.

Here are the key concepts of the PYP program namely form, function, causation, change, connection, perspective, and responsibility where learners apply them to all their topics and learnings to help engage in creative and conceptual thinking in day-to-day learning.

THE IBPYP CONCEPTS

Form

The question asked here is ‘What is it like?’With the help of this concept, students develop an understanding that everything has a form, and there are characteristics they can observe and describe in order to categorize things.

Function

The question asked here is ‘How does it work?’Students understand that everything has some meaning, process, or method of behaviour that can be investigated further.

Causation

The question asked here is ‘Why is it like this?’Students develop an understanding of causal relationships and comprehend that actions have consequences.

Change

The question asked here is ‘How is it changing?’Students understand that change is the process of movement from one state to another which is universal and inevitable.

Connection

The question asked here is ‘How is it connected to other things?’Here, students understand that systems are connected, and interact with each other, whereby a change in one system can affect the others simultaneously.

Perspective

The question asked here is ‘What are the points of view?’Students must understand that knowledge is moderated by perspectives and different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings, and findings. So, these perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary.

Responsibility

The question asked here is ‘What is our responsibility?’Students must understand that knowledge is moderated by perspectives and different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings, and findings. So, these perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary.

Concluding note…

Why do schools offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP)?Primary Years Programme focuses on the growth of the child as an inquirer – be it both in school as well as in the world outside. A transformative experience for students, teachers, and the whole school community is good because this delivers excellent outcomes by providing an education system that is engaging, relevant, challenging, and significant.Connect to know more about your child’s future, and understand how we have infused this into our education systems and what this offers to students.Connect with us at +9120-39172205 or mail us at admissions@indusschoolpune.com