14 August 2017

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

How can I make a difference in the world? Action in the PYP

The PYP emphasizes the development of five essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. I have regularly written about different aspects of these over the past two years and will continue to highlight these as they are key components of the teaching and learning at Scotch.

One of the focuses of a PYP is facilitating the development of a mind-set for students to feel empowered to take meaningful action as a result of their learning. This action may be an extension of students' learning (continuing the inquiry outside of school) or it may have a wider social impact and looks different within each age range.

At Scotch Junior School we strive to provide the boys with the opportunity and the power to choose to act; to decide on their actions; and to reflect on these actions in order to make a difference in and to the world.

Action is often not witnessed by the teachers as it frequently happens beyond the classroom. If you have any examples of your son taking action as a direct result of his experiences/learning at school we would love to hear from you.

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire strength in others." Plato

Ms Kathy Derrick

Deputy Head of Junior School - Curriculum