The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Primary Years Programme (PYP) Learner Profile

How can I make a difference in the world? Action in the PYP.

The PYP emphasizes the development of five essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action.

One of the focuses of a PYP is facilitating the development of a 'mindset' for students to feel empowered to take meaningful action as a result of their learning. This action may be an extension of students' learning (continuing the inquiry outside of school) or it may have a wider social impact that looks different within each age range.

In the Junior School we strive to provide the boys with the opportunity and the power to choose to act, to decide on their actions, and to reflect on these actions in order to make a difference in and to the world around them.

Action is often not witnessed by the teachers as it frequently happens beyond the classroom. If you have any examples of your son taking action as a direct result of his experiences/learning at school we would love to hear from you.

"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire strength in others." - Plato

A suggested action I would encourage you to take in the near future would be to go on to the Teaching and Learning page on the Home.Scotch, access the PYP section and have a look through the information provided there.

Mr Warwick Norman
Junior School Dean of Teaching & Learning