26 June 2017

The Role of ICT in the PYP

Information and communications technology (ICT) in the PYP is about more than using hardware and software. Its purpose is to develop a combination of transferrable skills and understanding so that students can actively participate in a digitally connected world. Many students are confident users and explorers of ICT therefore teachers are encouraged to find out what students already know, and can do, so that they can teach appropriate knowledge and skills and develop students' understanding. ICT supports specific learning opportunities such as:

  • Investigating and carrying out a purposeful inquiry 

  • Creating and innovating 

  • Communicating and exchanging information with varied audiences using a range of media and formats 

  • Collaborating by actively participating in creating and sharing knowledge 

  • Organizing and understanding that ICT systems can be used in various ways 

  • Becoming responsible digital citizens who make informed and ethical choices, while acting with integrity and honesty

Mr Warwick Norman

Junior School Dean of Teaching & Learning