Inspiring Through Inquiry
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at Qingdao Amerasia International School aims to inspire a lifelong love of learning through student-centered, hands-on instructional methods, and content that is relevant and engaging for children. Our learning takes a global approach; helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at experiencing perspectives of other people in other countries. It is a truly international elementary education.
Instruction in IB PYP is built around a set of themes which help students deepen their understanding of academic concepts by investigating real-world questions. These transdisciplinary themes are:
In these units of inquiry, students learn to formulate questions, gather information, think critically about their findings, communicate their ideas, and reflect on their experience.
Beginning in Early Childhood (ages 3-6), students do units in all six themes every year.