Central to the International Primary Curriculum is the belief in, and commitment to, the holistic development of learners through enjoyable academic, personal and international learning that prepares them for opportunities and challenges now and in the future.
Learners are encouraged to be globally competent, future ready, socially conscious and motivated to positively contribute within a local and/or global context.
Through the combination of subject, personal and international learning learners should be ready to make the most of future opportunities.
主题单元是为帮助孩子们理解学科如何 "独立 "而又 "相互依存 "而规划的，一如现实生活中那样。通过在各科目乃至自己的生活之间建立联系，并从不同学科的角度谈论一个主题，学习效果也随之提升。
Thematic units are organised to help children to see how subjects are both ‘independent’ and ‘interdependent,’ just like they are in real life. Learning is improved through making connections between subjects, to their own lives and talking about a theme from different subject viewpoints.
International learning is a broader area but IPC is unique in providing International Learning goals.
Language Arts and Maths goals and activities are included in subject learning task as opportunities for connecting learning.
The IPC Subject Learning Goals are the foundation on which the IPC was built. The learning goals describe the Knowledge, Skills and the Understanding that children will develop.
Knowledge requires memorizing, skills require practice and understanding requires reflecting and making connections.
The Personal Learning Goals shape our attitudes and capabilities as learners and people. They will help learners to flourish and overcome challenges in life and learning.
These goals are included in unit tasks so that children learn about what they mean and put them into practice.
The Personal Learning Goals will be visible in all school activities not just IPC lessons.
Each thematic unit has international tasks where learning relevant to the theme is consider locally and globally often through host, home and adopted countries. Thinking about these countries may also be included in subject tasks to allow learners to make connections between subject learning and home and/or host countries.
国际学习超越了单元的范围，并将在学校中得到体现。它旨在培养一种 "国际意识 "和 "全球竞争力"，鼓励在当地和全球社区采取行动。
International Learning goes beyond the units and will be evident in the school. It aims to develop a sense of ‘international mindedness’ and ‘global competency’ which encourages taking action in the local and global community.
The Entry Point happens at the beginning of the unit. It could involve new experiences, a visit or visitors or a hands on experience organised by the teacher.
In the knowledge harvest the teacher work together to see what the children already know and to establish connections with prior learning.
At this point teachers will give the students an overview of where learning is headed.
This will also be provided in the parent letter at the start of a unit to help support the learning at home.
Each IPC unit has a research activity and a recording activity. Research activities always precede the recording activities. During research activities, children use a variety of methods and work in different group sizes to find out a range of information.
During the recording activities, children interpret the learning they have researched and have the opportunity to demonstrate, share and explain their learning in different ways.
When reflecting learners may make connections to previous learning, consider the significance of what they have learnt or make personal connections.
Is where the learner becomes the teacher. The Exit Point has two main purposes: to help the students pull together their learning from the unit and to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Students present their learning in different ways to a variety of different stakeholders of the school and it is an excellent chance for parents to witness their child’s growth.
• Look out for the parent information letter to find out about the next IPC unit
• Supply resources from home and host country if available
• Join in with Entry and Exit points
• Talk to your children about their learning
• Recognise and celebrate the Personal Learning Goals at home
• Support children in taking action in response to their learning