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1 Welcome to RCHK

2 Internationalism in the PYP
The Primary Years Programme aims to develop students who demonstrate the attributes of the IB Learner Profile The learner profile represents the qualities of internationalism which the PYP hopes will characterize its students in a complex, challenging world.

3 Principled Communicator 3

4 Inquirer Thinker

5 Risk-taker Open-minded 5

6 Knowledgeable Balanced

7 Caring Reflective

8 Essential Elements of the PYP
The PYP aims for an instructional balance in the following areas to help students develop the qualities of the learner profile: Attitudes Skills Knowledge Concepts Action

9 Personal, Social and Physical Education Social Studies
Sharing the planet Who we are Language English & Chinese Personal, Social and Physical Education Social Studies concepts How we organize ourselves knowledge Where we are in place and time action skills Science and Technology attitudes Mathematics Arts Visual Arts/Music/Drama How the world works How we express ourselves © IBO 2002

10 A commitment to INQUIRY
Inquiry learning is the vehicle by which the essential elements of the Primary Years Programme are presented to students. Inquiry learning builds on students’ background knowledge and previous experiences, honors their questions, and empowers them to uncover new understandings. It is the natural way by which children learn about their world.

11 Attitudes What students feel toward themselves, others, the world and learning. Appreciation Commitment Confidence Cooperation Creativity Curiosity Empathy Enthusiasm Independence Integrity Respect Tolerance

12 Transdisciplinary Skills
What students are able to do within and across subject areas. Thinking skills Communication skills Self-Management skills Research skills Social skills

13 Knowledge Who We Are Where We Are in Place and Time
Subject matter and learning themes that are significant, relevant, challenging and engaging for students. Who We Are Where We Are in Place and Time How We Express Ourselves How the World Works How We Organise Ourselves Sharing the Planet

14 CONCEPTS By identifying concepts that have relevance within each subject area and across and beyond all subject areas, the PYP has defined an essential element for supporting its transdisciplinary model of teaching and learning. Function Definition – The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or a way of behaving which can be investigated. KEY QUESTION – How does it work? Causation Definition – The understanding that things do not just happen, that there are casual relationships at work and that actions have consequences. KEY QUESTION – Why is it like it is? Connection Definition - The understanding that we live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others. KEY QUESTION – How is it connected to other things?

15 Reflection Definition – The understanding that there are different ways of knowing and that it is important to reflect upon our own conclusions, both with respect to the methods of reasoning we have employed and the quality and reliability of the evidence we have considered. KEY QUESTION – How do we know? Form Definition- The understanding that everything has a form with a recognisable features which can be observed, identified, described and categorised. KEY QUESTION – What is it like? Responsibility Definition – The need to develop in students the disposition towards identifying and assuming responsibility and taking positive action. KEY QUESTION – What is our responsibility? Perspective Definition – The need to develop in students the disposition towards rejecting simplistic, biased interpretations and instead seek and consider the points of views of others and develop defensible interpretations. KEY QUESTION – What are the points of view? Change Definition – The understanding that change is the process of movement from one state to the other. KEY QUESTION – How is it changing?

16 Action Student-initiated demonstrations of deeper learning through service to fellow students, the school and the community.

17 Education for Life

18 References and Credits
Making the PYP Happen. International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2000. Julian Edwards Photos taken by Mags Faber and Chiqui Colet

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