The taught curriculum
"The taught curriculum is the part of the International Baccalaureate© (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) that sets out its pedagogical approach."
It identifies how schools should teach the PYP Written Curriculum.
The PYP is committed to structured, purposeful inquiry that engages students actively in their own learning. The programme supports students’ efforts to construct meaning from the world around them by:
This approach respects students’ developing ideas about how the world works. It encourages them to question, consider and refine their understanding of the social and natural world.
(excerpt from the IB website - www.ib.org)
At International School Suva, we encourage a culture of collaboration, which is required for the PYP curriculum to flourish. This is clearly reflected in the collaborative planning process which focuses on using the written curriculum to suggest central ideas (concept based). Whether teaching goes on within or outside the programme of inquiry, it should be about the students' understanding of a central idea, wherever possible and reasonable.
Inquiry, as the leading pedagogical approach of the PYP, is recognized as allowing students to be actively involved in their own learning and to take responsibility for that learning. Inquiry allows each student’s understanding of the world to develop in a manner and at a rate that is unique to that student.
In alignment with our inquiry approach, we adopt a range of strategies across the school to support best practice, also allowing for differentiation to occur in all of our classrooms. The below documents are always a work in progress of how we teach subject areas here at International School Suva.
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