On Wednesday, January 27th we held a Stage 2 PYP workshop for parents. Here our Primary Years Co-ordinator, Michelle Rich discussed the Units of Inquiry in more detail.
The IB Primary Years Program is a guided inquiry approach to learning and teaching. Inquiry-based units of study, known as Units of Inquiry, are the focus for learning in homeroom classes and when appropriate they are integrated into other curriculum areas. Students experience what it is like to think and act like a historian, scientist, engineer or a mathematician. Within each Unit of Inquiry students and teachers identify together what they want to know, what they already know, what they need to know and how best they might find that out.
Unit of Inquiry covers the following aspects:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organize ourselves
- Sharing the planet