Thinking Skills

Dec
02

QAIS MYP 1 Students Co-lead MYP Parent Education Morning | QAIS 中学部一年级协助指导中学部家长教育早会

In order to develop a sense of belonging in a culture, individuals need to feel a strong and deep connection with its values, its beliefs, the relationships that exists at its core, and with the way it works. Since  the MYP is an educational model in which parents, students, and teachers are considered learners, it […]

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Nov
27

An Artist’s Duty is to Reflect The Times. | 艺术家的责任是影射时代

Nina Simone’s words posit an important statement for us to consider, that artists have a duty or responsibility to reflect the times. This statement was one of the stimulus statements that served as a starting point for the Association for Music in International School’s (AMIS) composition workshop for students in IB Music. During the weekend of November 5-7, four students […]

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Nov
15

International Mindedness with Particle Physics | 粒子物理学的国际思想 | 국제적인 마음가짐과 입자 물리학

Statement of Inquiry: How does working with scientists across the world broaden our scientific perspectives?  Key Concept: Particle Physics Related Concepts: Making predictions, Making Observations, Communication, Asking Questions. 调查报告:如何与世界各地的科学家合作,拓宽我们的科学视野? 关键词:粒子物理学 相关概念:预测、观察、交流、提问。 탐구 질문: 세계의 다양한 과학자들과 함께하는 것이 어떻게 우리의 과학적 시야를 넓힐 수 있을까?  주요개념: 입자 물리학  관련 개념: 추측하기, 관찰하기, 소통하기, 질문하기  Across the globe, most high school physics content is based around laws, theories, equations and experiments that were developed over 200 years ago. While […]

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Oct
16

Using the Language Class to learn about a Problem of Local and Global Significance

  One of the beauties about language teaching is the fact that the learning experiences that can be designed are not limited to one specific area of knowledge. In the language class, the world and all its scenarios and adventures are our playground, and we can use language to voice people and cultures’ ideas. For […]

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Oct
05

Projectile Championship Cup 2017

Statement of Inquiry: How can we predict the positions of moving objects in two or more directions with multiple variables?  Key Concept: Application of Kinematic Equations Related Concepts: Making predictions, Multivariable Algebra, Problem Solving, Design Thinking Strategies The ability for problem-based activities makes DP Physics one of the most fun classes out there.  The DP Physics class had a unique opportunity to design and create […]

By Brendan Madden | IB DP . Research Skills . Science . Thinking Skills
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Sep
27

Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.

In MYP 4&5 English Language and Literature students are engaged in an interdisciplinary unit, “Something to Protest About: the Power of Art to Change the World.” Students are examining the power of protest music and visual art during the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s in Language and Literature, The Humanities […]

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Sep
22

Physical and Health Education: More than Sweating

Traditionally, Physical Education is characterized by being a subject in which students run, jump, pull, chase, catch, and sweat, among many other actions. Nonetheless, in the MYP, this subject is known as Physical and Health education because Physical and Health Education (PHE) focuses on both learning about and learning through physical activity. Both dimensions help students to develop […]

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Sep
22

MYP 3 Science – Five types of Chemical Reactions Lab

Knowing and understanding is the first criterion of MYP3 and one the 8th grade students have been diving into. Their second major lab of the year entitled: The Five Types of Chemical Reactions had them use their previous knowledge of the periodic table, chemical symbols and chemical equations to investigate eight stations of chemical reactions. After an elaborate safety review, […]

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Sep
18

CAS Ideas Inspire Internal Assessment (IA) in DP Biology

While studying our unit about Water, Shirley was shocked when she read articles and watched videos about how the ‘fast’ fashion industry was polluting waterways in China.  As a CAS project, she wanted to do some experiments in order to show the community the detrimental effects of textile dyes on the environment. To take this to the next level she was inspired to […]

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Sep
04

The sky is NOT the only limit in Mathematics!

Mathematics is not only about repeating patterns, but also about observing and analyzing how patterns repeat. For this reason, we normally say that repeated patterns is a strong aspect of mathematical modelling. Gabriella, our grade 12 DP student, created a very simple repetition pattern: 1. Cutting the paper into three equal pieces, 2. Taking one piece and […]

By Murat Gokalp | IB DP . Thinking Skills
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