The PYP Exhibition is a collaborative project carried out by students in their last year of the PYP under the guidance of the teachers and with support from their parents, to show their understanding of the 5 Essential Elements in PYP — Knowledge, Concepts, Transdisciplinary Skills, Attitudes and Action — in ways that they create, construct and do by themselves. In simpler words, the students become planners, teachers and students of their learning. It is learning for life. This project is a challenge for both the students and teachers. The students have to work in groups independently without depending on the teachers, and the teachers have to trust their students, appreciate their work and most importantly support them when they are facing challenges in the process. Through this PYP Exhibition, our students experienced real life situations in which they were challenged to plan and carry out the plans, solve problems, make decisions, work collaboratively in a team, negotiate with people from different places, collect, record, interpret and report the data they found, carry out some action and use many other skills that they might not show in a written-test assessment.
This year, our PYP Exhibitions were under the transdisciplinary theme “How We Express Ourselves” with the Central Idea “Media allows us to communicate and to share information, ideas and thoughts with others”. The students learned about different kinds of media, and how particular types of media can be used to effectively promote an issue. After weeks of preparation, D-day arrived, when our students would share their learning with visitors and show the knowledge, skills, concepts, attitudes and action that they had developed over the Exhibition period! We had many visitors, parents and students from different school including SPH Karawaci, Global Jaya, Victory Plus, Al-Jabar, Sinarmas World Academy. At Meruya, the students started the day by presenting about their preparation of the PYP Exhibition using the application Prezi! At Kedoya the different groups presented their learning through song, dance and drama. After the presentations visitors came to each group’s both and asked them about their learning journey.
Through this exhibition project the students had the opportunity to exhibit the attributes of the Learner Profile, attitudes and skills that they had developed throughout their engagement with the Primary Years Programme. It is a culminating experience marking the transition from the PYP to the Middle Years Programme (MYP). We were so proud of the students when they presented their exhibition to their parents and visitors, sharing their knowledge and understanding so confidently. They are all ready to face the challenges of secondary school! Ratna Ekawati & Massy Sitompul PYP Coordinators
Comments from students :
Vabio: “My feeling about this PYP Exhibition is, I can learned to work hard and responsibility.”
Sherline: “Well, over all, I love PYP Exhibition. I learned to cope with all of my friends, especially the boys. Now, I have learned the importance of being a leader.”