What is concept-based learning?

This video isn’t up to much visually, but it does hammer home many of the most fundamentally important points about concept-based learning and how it is different to thematic or topic-based learning. Understanding these points is vital for anybody working in a PYP/IB school.

  • What is new to you?
  • What have you already experienced in your teaching practice?
  • What is most interesting to you?
  • What confuses you?
  • What questions do you have?
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One thought on “What is concept-based learning?

  1. We have to be really careful that we don’t teach a conceptual idea as a topic. Even though the notion of change or energy may be conceptual, how we teach it and the connections that are made, are what create enduring conceptual understanding.

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