WIS IB PYP CURRICULUM: The Written Curriculum
The PYP written curriculum is made up of five essential elements and details what students will learn. A balance is sought between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes, and taking responsible action.
Significant, relevant subject matter that we wish students to explore and know about.
Powerful ideas that have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding.
3. APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING (ATL) SKILLS
Those things the students need to be able to do to succeed in a challenging world. Thinking, Communication, Self-management, Research, and Social Skills.
4. LEARNER PROFILE ATTRIBUTES
To develop active, compassionate and lifelong learners, the IB programmes foster a distinctive set of attributes and attitudes. These qualities—embodied in the IB Learner Profile—prepare IB students to make exceptional contributions to the world around them.
When taking action, students make connections to new knowledge they have acquired and apply their skills in everyday life. They take steps to make a difference and be involved in real-world topics and issues to help others.