The IB PYP Exhibition 16 May 2024

The IB PYP Exhibition is a culmination of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) where students in the final year undertake an in-depth, collaborative inquiry into real-life issues or problems. The effort and learning that students put into this project are substantial and multifaceted.

Research and Inquiry Skills: Students engage in extensive research to understand their chosen topic comprehensively. This involves gathering information from various sources, critically evaluating the credibility and relevance of the sources, and synthesizing the information to gain deep insights into the topic.

Collaboration and Communication: The Exhibition encourages collaborative work among students. They learn to work effectively as a team, delegate tasks, and communicate ideas and progress to each other. This fosters important interpersonal skills such as active listening, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Through the Exhibition, students are challenged to think critically about real-world issues and identify potential solutions or ways to address them. They learn to analyze complex problems from multiple perspectives, evaluate different options, and make informed decisions based on evidence and reasoning.

Creativity and Innovation: Students are encouraged to think creatively and innovatively as they explore their chosen topic. They may come up with unique approaches to presenting their findings, such as through art, drama, technology, or community outreach initiatives.

Self-Management and Reflection: The Exhibition requires students to manage their time effectively, set goals, and monitor their progress throughout the process. They also engage in regular reflection to evaluate their learning, identify strengths and areas for improvement, and set new goals for themselves.

Global Citizenship and Action: One of the key aims of the Exhibition is to empower students to become active, responsible global citizens. Through their inquiries, students develop a deeper understanding of global issues and their interconnectedness. They are encouraged to take meaningful action to make a positive difference in their local or global communities.

Overall, the IB PYP Exhibition provides students with a rich and meaningful learning experience that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge and skills. It fosters the development of lifelong learners who are equipped with the competencies and dispositions needed to navigate the complexities of the 21st century.

Please also read more about the students’ learning process and achievement here.

In addition, the students’ learning was also featured in the activity reports of the company that cooperated with the inquiry-based learning as shown here (on Palsystem-Tokyo website).


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