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Teaching through the Inquiry Cycle


There are many things that I love about teaching the PYP, such as all of the ATLs and how they fit into the transdisciplinary themes, the learner profile traits and how critical global citizenship really is... I truly love the PYP.


But the inquiry cycle is where my heart is. Inquiry based learning is the core of the IB PYP and it creates a learner focused approach to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes (ATLs or approaches to learning) by exploring engaging and relevant problems in the modern world. No history textbook needed!


Understanding the Inquiry Cycle

The inquiry cycle is an experience in learning, the process we go through from discovering or being introduced to a new idea up to the point that we do something with this new learning.