The Basics of International Primary Curriculum Explained

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) was introduced in 2000 by Fieldwork Education.

From its inception, the curriculum has already been taught in more than 700 schools in 92 countries around the world. The curriculum has been designed for 5-11 year old children. However, the concept is quite new in India and a lot of parents are not aware of International school curriculum in India. So, in this blog, we will explain some important points about International Primary Curriculum. Read on.

Holistic Learning Process
The curriculum completes a unit of learning in six stages. The entry point is an activity that introduces students to specific work units. The next stage is teachers understand how much the students already know with the help of Knowledge Harvest. The next step is teachers give an overview of the theme. Students start to study a specific unit of learning and carry out Subject Recording Activities. The unit of learning ends with an Exit Point during which students present the recorded activities to the teachers and parents.

Engaging Children
Kids grasp and learn a lot when they are interested in what is being taught and they want to learn. This is why International Primary Curriculum has more than 80 different therapeutic units of learning. The curriculum is kids-friendly, includes modern-day topics that appeals to all primary class children. The curriculum has themes such as Time Detectives, Airports, Inventions and Machines and Global Swapshop. Teachers use this theme to engage and excite children.

Intercultural Awareness
The IPC has special learning-focussed activities that help kids start developing global awareness. Every unit of the curriculum creates an opportunity for kids to learn about intercultural awareness, with the help of local, national and international perspective. Kids get first-hand experience about different cultures and traditions.

Different Measures of Assessment
Other than tests, the IPC assesses students through different methods. The curriculum uses the method of Assessment of Learning. Students are tested at the end of each unit. During the evaluation process, students are identified as beginning, developing and mastering certain activities. Teachers are also given a skills rubric, which helps in determining how much the student has learned. In addition, teachers also develop a specific learning plan for each student to help in improving in the areas that need improvement.

Last Few Words
Those were some of the basic information that you need to know about IPC. Though a new concept in India, IPC can help kids learn in an innovative and engaging way.