(This blog has been written based on my conversation with Ms. Manju Nair, IB PYP Coordinator, GIIS SMART Campus)
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is known to encourage independent and inquiry-based learning in primary students. At GIIS, our students in the PYP are encouraged to pursue self-led learning at every level - from the way they choose to arrange their classrooms and decorate the walls to the mini exhibitions held each year for Grades 1-5.
A 21st-century education is one that responds to the fast-paced economic, technological and attitudinal shifts happening in society. This framework readies students to succeed in a world where more than half the jobs of the future don't even exist yet.
When visiting a primary school section, like here in GIIS, it is usual to expect students involved in colourful, fun-looking playful group activities as part of their curriculum.