International Baccalaurette PYP

The International Section of the German Embassy School Tehran is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programs , KG1 to 5, and pursuing authorization as an IB World School by June 2018. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programs of international education that share a powerful vision.

The IBO Primary Years Program uses six transdisciplinary themes as the headings under which children’s learning is planned. These themes are designed to be broad enough for any age child and suitable for any international setting. KG1-2 classes are only expected to cover 4 of the six areas during each year, whereas KG3-Class 5 will cover all six areas.

Who we are

Where we are in place and time

How we express ourselves

How the world works

How we organize ourselves

Sharing the planet

The six transdisciplinary themes help teachers to develop a Program of Inquiry. These inquiries are investigations into important ideas. Although the inquiry is planned by the teacher, children are expected to have input into the direction of the inquiry. All learning is usually through practical, hands on activities which are fun and challenging for the children. Each unit of inquiry or area of learning will usually last for several weeks and some may be revisited at different times of the year. If you are interested in our program of inquiry you will find all the details under POI.

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