IPC stands for International Primary Curriculum. It is a global learning programme for children from ages 5 to 11 years old that utilises “thematic units”. Teachers will use the child-friendly themes as an anchor, allowing students to connect their learning with the external environment as well as between subjects. The IPC Learning Goals are:
- Knowledge– what children will know
- Skills– what children will be able to do
- Understanding– what children will be able to understand
At the heart of IPC is its reflective Learning Process. For example, through a small session called “Knowledge Harvest” at the beginning, teachers will find out what students already know. After that, they will adapt the lesson plan to create effective classroom activities. IPC learning requires students to stay proactive, hands-on and relevant to the world.
Children learn best when they want to learn. At Anne Hill Primary School, we encourage children to self-inquire. They are given opportunities to solve problems independently or with their peers. This helps to stimulate curiosity and excitement of students while learning. Through IPC’s focus on international-mindedness, our teachers at AHI will make sure that students are constantly exposed to areas of interests that will prepare them for the future and global community.