Mileposts and Learning Goals
The IPC Learning Goals are the foundation of the IPC. The IPC Learning Goals define what children are expected to know, what they should be able to do, and the understandings they will develop in their academic, personal and international learning.
The IPC Learning Goals are defined in each age phase:
- Milepost 1, Year 2 (ages 5-7 years)
- Milepost 2, Year 3 & 4 (ages 7-9 years)
- Milepost 3, Year 5 & 6 (ages 9-12 years)
These learning goals guide learning and teaching and help to focus assessment. We believe that the IPC Learning Goals are equal to or exceed those of any curriculum in the world.
There are three types of Learning Goals:
- Subject (Academic) Learning Goals
- Personal Learning Goals
- International Learning Goals
Subject (Academic) Learning Goals
The IPC Subject Learning goals are the foundation on which the IPC was built. The subject goals cover the knowledge, skills and understanding that children should learn in Science, History, Geography, ICT, Technology, Music, Art, PE, Society and International.
These subjects are built into the different thematic units of work, where they work independently yet interdependently with each other so that children can talk about their learning through multiple perspectives.
Personal Learning Goals
The personal goals refer to those individual qualities and dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st century. There are eight IPC personal goals: enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, co-operation, respect and adaptability.
Opportunities to experience and practice these very specific dispositions are built into the learning tasks within each unit of work.
International Learning Goals
The IPC is unique in defining learning goals that help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective. Each IPC unit has embedded within it, learning-focused activities that help children gain an increasing sense of themselves, their community and the world around them, whilst developing the capacity to take action and make a difference.
Our units are organised around a theme, which helps children to see how subjects are independent and dependent enabling them to see the big picture of their leaning, make connections through and across different subject and talk about a theme from multiple perspectives.
The Themes are;
Art, Geography, History, ICT, Language arts, Mathematics, Science, PE, Technology, Music, Society, International