Magnet Theme Overview- The PYP   
Modified - 11/02/2009 09:38pm PYP Key Concepts

PYP Key Concepts
The driving force of the PYP curriculum is a set of powerful concepts which have great significance and transcend subject-specific barriers. These concepts provide a structure for the exploration of the important concepts and ideas we teach our students. Using these concepts as a starting point for exploration, students acquire and practice essential skills and reach deep understandings of the subject matter.The key concepts are phrased in the form of eight broad, open-ended questions that build a framework in student's minds for critical thinking. The Key Concepts are:

Form: What is it like? Causation: Why is it like this?
Function: How does it work? Perspective: What are the points of view?
Connection: How is it connected to other things? Responsibility: What is our responsibility?
Change: How is it changing? Reflection: How do we know?