Educator Tips: Beginner’s Guide to Key Concepts in the IB PYP
Like most elements of the PYP Framework, the PYP key concepts simplify and refine our teaching practice. These big, organizing ideas are revisited again and again, building shared mental schema and language for explaining the world around us. The concepts have been created with the aim of being timeless, universal and abstract, to help learners engage in creative and abstract thinking to deal with tricky ideas. Concepts can enable students to deal with information in a transdisciplinary way, which the IB is keen on encouraging.
In this Educator Tips video series, watch educator Cindy Blackburn, explore the role of the key concepts and share some tips for how you might use them to develop a strong unit of inquiry.
What you’ll learn:
- What are key concepts
- Resources that can support unpacking key concepts
- How to choose relevant key concepts for your unit
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