Inquiry-based Learning includes teaching methods built on students' individual knowledge and interests, and emphasizes learning how to learn and how to find out, using both traditional and contemporary media. Each teacher has the mandate that the learning within their classroom must be engaging, relevant challenging and significant. There are no time-filling worksheets in a PYP classroom! Teachers are viewed a s facilitators and not ‘distributors’ of knowledge. In a PYP classroom all learning outcomes are transparent and accessible for the entire learning community including parents, students and other teachers. Learning is constructed in a way that is differentiated or that is specific to the needs of each learner within the classroom. Teachers work closely with their colleagues to constantly reflect, review and revise the program and collaboration is an expected part of the school community.
Kath Murdoch's Inquiry Cycle and Related Inquiry Resources
Kathy Short's Inquiry Cycle
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