21 February, 2024

Why are children engaged in IPC?

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At the heart of IPC, is the process to facilitate learning. This is a critical element of the pedagogical approach in IPC, whereby teachers ensure learning is explored in a constant cycle of researching, recording and reflecting. This approach allows our learners to develop their metacognitive strategies in order to become more independent learners.

Another crucial part of the approach is generating excitement, joy and a genuine curiosity in our learners. This is created through exciting ‘Entry Points’, which hook learners’ interest and activate prior knowledge. Activities throughout each unit maintain this enthusiasm, and by the end of the unit, learners engage in an ‘Exit Point’ whereby they share their learning and demonstrate the skills, knowledge and understanding that they have gained. Exit Points are shared celebrations of learning, often involving parents, families, and other members of the school community. This unique approach is fostered around creating genuine, life-long learners, who thrive on the opportunity to share their learning and demonstrate the connections that they have formed.

 

The IPC celebrates the internal motivation for learning that children have and therefore ‘choice and challenge’ are key themes which underpin the approach to teaching. Due to this, children enjoy taking ownership over their own learning, often picking themes or researching areas of key personal interest to themselves. These learning opportunities are intricately linked back to the key subject area, without detracting from the children pursuing their own interests and exploring their own perspectives and ideas.