Constructivist learning ensures students have understanding – they construct meaning around big concepts (understandings).
In the PYP, concepts are the cornerstone of the learning. Educator and researcher, Lynne Erikson, reminds us that a well rounded constructivist curriculum ensures concepts, skills and knowledge are planned for, learned and assessed. Each unit and learning situation should explicitly identify these elements and ensure learners are successful in all three realms.
We strive to make our learning explicit through the concepts, the Approaches to learning (Skills) and knowledge. At Stonehill, our teachers and learners are on a journey to ensure “real” learning takes place in our classrooms.