I love that the IB program is inquiry based, with concepts that help the children better understand the world around them. When I work with young children they are always very interested in the details in posters and pictures, and these details have been a great launching pad for asking questions to inspire their thought process on various subjects. This set of IB PYP Key Concept Posters was designed with that in mind. I hope it will be helpful in your classroom also!
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The wording for the key concepts is as follows:
Form - What is it like?
The understanding that everything has a form with recognizable features that can be observed, identified, described and categorized.
Related concepts - Properties, structure, similarities, differences, pattern.
Function - How does it work?
The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or a way of behaving that can be investigated.
Related concepts - Behavior (in US ppr) Behaviour (in A4 ppr), communication, pattern, role, systems.
Causation - Why is it like it is?
The understanding that things do not just happen. There are causal relationships at work. Actions have consequences.
Related concepts - Consequences, sequences, pattern, impact.
Change - How is it changing?
The understanding that change is the process of movement from one state to another. It is universal and inevitable.
Related concepts - Adaptation, growth, cycles, sequences, transformation.
Connection - How is it connected to other things?
The understanding that we live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others.
Related concepts - Systems, relationships, networks, homeostasis, interdependence.
Perspective - What are the points of view?
The understanding that knowledge is moderated by perspectives. Different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings and finding. Perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary.
Related concepts - Subjectivity, truth, beliefs, opinion, prejudice.
Responsibility - What is our responsibility?
The understanding that people make choices based on their understandings, and the actions they take as a result DO make a difference.
Related concepts - Rights, citizenship, values, justice, initiative.
Reflection - How do we know?
The understanding that there are different ways of knowing, and that it is important to reflect on our conclusions, to consider our methods of reasoning, and the quality and the reliability of the evidence we have considered.
Related concepts - Review, interpretation, evidence, responsibility, behavior (in US ppr), behaviour (in A4 ppr).
Thanks for looking!