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Personal and Social Education Overview


In the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Personal and Social Education transcends all traditional, disciplinary boundaries and is therefore an integral part of a student’s life at Campus des Nations where they engage in it across and between the curriculum disciplines.


In Personal Education students inquire into issues of self concept, health and safety and explore ways of becoming successful learners. In Social Education students inquire into cultural norms or values, and ways to effectively interact with others and with the environment. The PSE curriculum is organized under the following strands:

Personal Education

Self Concept

Health

Safety

Organization for Learning

Through discussion, role play and the units of inquiry, students explore their own feelings and behaviour. Students also learn strategies for coping with, communicating about and managing feelings.

This is the study of physical growth, nutrition and the control of diseases and substances that affect the body, including learning to select and use health related products and services wisely. These are inquired about in different ways, essentially through the units of inquiry and supported by speakers from outside visiting the school.

The study and practice of safe behaviour related to home, school and the community. These are inquired about in different ways, essentially through the units of inquiry and supported by speakers from outside visiting the school.

Students develop an awareness of strategies by which to become a successful learner, including the adoption of a positive attitude towards responsibilities. Students are guided toward making independent choices of materials, activities and work partners. The Class 6 PYP Exhibition is a celebration and culmination of these skills acquired during the child’s time at Campus des Nations.

Social Education

Cultural Understanding


Interaction with Others


Environmental Understanding

 

The study and acceptance of cultural, racial and religious similarities and differences is explored through units of inquiry, assemblies and as an integral part of school life at Campus des Nations.

Students will develop cooperative skills. An understanding of conflict, and an awareness of ways of resolving and dealing with it, is addressed through different medium such as role play, mediation in the playground as well as the units of inquiry.

This is a development for the appreciation for the environment. In particular, the ‘action’ component in a unit of inquiry together with an environmental focus allows students to find ways in which they ‘can help and make a difference’ to the environment.

 

 

These Units of Inquiry focus onPersonal and Social Education

Theme

Unit name

Strand

Related Concepts

Pre Reception

Sharing the planet

Caring for living things

Personal education - Health, Safety
Social education – environmental understanding

  • Dependability
  • Equity
  • Growth
  • Interdependence
  • Trust
 

How the world works

The changing seasons

Personal education – Health
Social education – Environmental understanding

  • Interdependence
  • Patterns
 

Who we are

Who am I?

Personal - Self concept, Organization for learning
Social - Interaction with others

  • Growth
  • Independence,
  • Interdependence
  • Diversity
  • Conflict
  • Authority
  • Friendship.

Reception

Sharing the planet

Our garden paradise

Personal education - Organizing for learning

  • Rights
  • Responsibilities
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
 

How the world works

Where does our food come from?

Personal education - Health and safety
Social education – Cultural understanding

  • Growth
  • Location
  • Animals and plants
  • Properties
 

Who we are

People we know
Social education - Interaction with others
  • Growth
  • Friendship
  • Interdependence
  • Diversity

Year 1

Who we are

You, me and us

Personal education – Self concept
Social education – Cultural understanding
  • Diversity
  • Values
  • Opinion
  • Goals
 

Sharing the Planet

Life Cycles

Health

  • Growth
  • Goals

Year 2

Who we are

Celebrations

Personal education - self-concept  
 

Where we are in time and space

It's about time

 

 
 

How we organize ourselves

Our local area
Personal education – organization for learning  

Year 3

Who we are

Healthy Living

Personal education – Health, Safety

  • Goals
  • Growth
 

Where we are in time and space

Our host country

Social education – cultural understanding

  • Culture
  • Tradition
 

Sharing the planet

Water

Personal education - environmental understanding

  • Interdependence
  • Conservation

Year 4

Who we are

Our Personal Stories

Social education – cultural understanding
Personal – Self-concept

  • Culture
  • Family
  • Experiences

Year 5

Who we are

Human Body

Personal education - Health

  • Diversity
  • Adaptation
 

Sharing the planet

Ecosystems

Social education - Environmental understanding

  • Conservation
  • Exploitation
Year 6

Who we are

Growth and Change

Personal Education – Self concept, Health, Safety

Social Education - Interaction with others

  • Diversity
  • Friendshipn
  • Growth
 

How we organize ourselves

World Beliefs

Social education - cultural understanding

  • Culture
  • Diversity
  • Tradition
  • Values

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5concepts

Demonstrations of deeper learning in responsible behaviour through positive action and service; a manifestation in practice of the other essential elements

Powerful ideas which have relevance within and across the disciplines and which students must explore and re-explore in order to develop understanding

Significant, relevant, subject matter which students are expected to explore and know about

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Those things which the students need to be able to do to succeed in a changing, challenging world

Dispositions which are expressions of fundamental values, beliefs and feelings about learning, the environment and people


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updated 11 juillet, 2006