The PYP Curriculum Framework

At the heart of the PYP curriculum framework is the learner constructing understanding through the essential elements:

  • Concepts
  • Skills
  • Attitudes
  • Action
  • Knowledge

Transdisciplinary Themes

The six transdisciplinary themes of global significance for all students in all cultures are:

  • Who we are
  • How we express ourselves
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

Teachers are guided by these six transdisciplinary themes as they design units of inquiry with the driving question of “What is really worth knowing that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant?  Each Unit of Inquiry is designed to transcend across all subject boundaries of:

  • Language    
  • Mathematics                              
  • Personal, Social and Physical Education
  • Social Studies                              
  • Arts              
  • Science and Technology

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