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IB PYP Advanced (EDUC90260)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90260
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will further develop their understanding of the theoretical and practical ideas underpinning the Primary Years Programme (PYP) gained from the previous core subjects and its application in different settings. Students will critically explore definitions of international-mindedness, inquiry based learning and the learner profile. They will examine transdisciplinary themes and the relationships between concept-driven curriculum, skills, knowledge, attitudes and action and how the standards and practices of the PYP can be applied in different ways.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critically examine ways in which the essential elements of the PYP are enacted through the Enhanced PYP
  • Understand the importance of purposeful, collaborative planning within the PYP
  • Articulate the central role of learner agency within the PYP
  • Explore the relationship between action, agency and international mindedness within the PYP
  • Understand the essential features of the PYP Exhibition
  • Critically examine the implementation of the PYP Exhibition as the culminating experience of the PYP

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills to perform competently as a specialist teacher;
  • Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their work with learners in the PYP and synthesise theory and practice;
  • Articulate the values inherent in International Baccalaureate education;
  • Articulate the centrality of the IB Learner Profile and the standards and pratices of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to PYP pedagogy and curriculum design;
  • Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their own work and of the institutions in which they teach to reflect upon.

Last updated: 8 August 2019