Purposeful, structured inquiry is the leading pedagogical approach of the PYP. This student-centered learning approach challenges students to engage with significant ideas and is characterized by students taking an active role in:

    • exploring, wondering, questioning
    • building on prior knowledge and making connections between previous understanding and current learning
    • deciding on appropriate sources of information, evaluating and using it to extend prior knowledge
    • collecting information from primary and secondary sources to support inquiries
    • clarifying existing ideas and deepening understanding
    • solving problems in a variety of ways

The starting point is students’ current understanding and the goal is the active construction of meaning.