Taking Action

In the PYP, it is believed that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only responsible attitudes, but also thoughtful and appropriate action.

PYP Action is authentic, meaningful, mindful, responsible and responsive. Action could be personal or collective. Examples include:

  • A change in attitude
    A consideration or plan for action in the future
  • A demonstration of responsisbility
  • A commitment to leading or participating in a youth advocacy group
  • An engagement in school decision making
  • An expression of support in community, local, and global decision making.

Types of Action

  • Participation
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Supporting Action

Supporting Action

Our Learning community can support student action by:

  • engaging students in dialogue around what action is
  • acknowledging the various forms of action with lived/personal experiences
  • analyzing the scope of possibilities for action
  • supporting students in establishing and maintaining connections to local and wider communities by providing service learning opportunities, in response to need, such as volunteering