Learning for Life
Discovery teachers educate children for life, not for a test. Learning larger concepts rather than collections of disconnected facts requires students to become active participants in the world– and that’s when learning sticks.
The IB transdisciplinary approach does not teach subject by subject; instead this approach to learning teaches from a conceptual lens. Students study broad concepts that are housed under six transdisciplinary themes. This process prepares students with foundational skills to analyze and engage within a changing world.
The Program of Inquiry is at the heart of Primary Years Program (PYP). It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, which children explore using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
This student-centered, conceptual approach encourages children to take responsibility for their own learning as they make connections among a variety of disciplines and skills.