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Reflecting on the PYP Exhibition 2015

9 May 2015

The PYP Exhibition is all about choice and the student’s voice. It is the culminating event of the Primary Years Program (PYP) during which learners take ownership of their learning. It’s about learners having opportunities to find and solve problems and explore real issues existing within the local and global community.

Students had already carried out an extended, collaborative inquiry. They synthesized knowledge, applied transdisciplinary skills, explored concepts, exhibited attitudes, and took actions. The time to celebrate their learning and share it with the whole school community has become so close, and every parent, I guess, is so excited to enjoy this experience with his child.

Not only students are encouraged to reflect on their learning journey, but also we do. As we are getting to be more experienced in facilitating the process of the PYP Exhibition, our focus has become more on the “WHY” of Learning rather than the “WHAT” of learning. Thus, our PYP exhibition does not only include forms, sheets, drama sketches, and products but also it originates from the “why” to include a strong determination among learners to cause a change.

Learners will be talking about this learning in front of a bulletin. They are expecting the audience to ask them not only about “What did they learn?” but also “How did they learn?” and “Why did they learn?” Learners explored their issues and were able to deepen their level of conceptual understanding using the key concepts. They discussed various concepts such as “expression, addiction, rights, responsibility, …” Critical and creative thinking accompanied them along their learning journey in addition to the five transdisciplinary skills. They had the opportunity to choose to express themselves in different means of presentation (a painting, a poster, a movie, a model, a game, a poem, a story, etc…)

Our students are enthusiastically looking forward to presenting all that they have learned, displaying the attributes of the learner profile, demonstrating their skills, and sharing their knowledge with pride.

Grade 5 (C) Homeroom Teacher
Rola Hallak