A collaborative inquiry process
During the final year of the PYP, 5th grade at Lakeview, students are required to take part in the Exhibition. Exhibition is a collaborative unit of inquiry. Students use the inquiry process in small groups to explore a real-life issue or problem. Lakeview's Exhibition is in the How We Express Ourselves theme.
What is the purpose of the Exhibition?
- to engage students collaborative inquiry
- for students to demonstrate independence and responsibility in their own learning
- to explore multiple perspectives
- to apply learning from all years of the PYP
- to show action as a result of their learning
- to unite students, teachers, parents and members of the school community in a collaborative experience
- to celebrate a transition from elementary to middle school
Essential features of the Exhibition.
- students will exhibit and incorporate the attributes of the learner profile, the attitudes, key concepts and the transdisciplinary skills
- students will explore new knowledge that is significant
- students will engage in action
- students will work in a student-led collaborative process of inquiry
- students will be assessed for their own contribution and on a summative assessment and reflection of the event
What will the students do?
- select a real-life issue or problem to investigate
- create a central idea, lines of inquiry and student questions
- collaboratively plan learning and assessments of their learning
- carry out an open-inquiry into their chosen real-life issue or problem
- demonstrate understanding of the learner profile and the five elements of the PYP-knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action
- use a variety of materials to gain information into their research- interviews, artifacts, books, internet, surveys, first hand experience etc.
- be academically honest
- communicate with peers, mentors, teachers and parents
- keep a journal or portfolio of their planning, research and final documentation
- self assess and peer assess their learning
- celebrate their learning with a presentation to the school community