Transdisciplinary Skills are…..

Screen Shot 2013-12-08 at 5.17.39 PMIn Making the PYP Happen document it states the following:

Within their learning throughout the programme, students acquire and apply a set of transdisciplinary skills: social skills, communication skills, thinking skills, research skills and self-management skills. These skills are valuable, not only in the units of inquiry, but also for any teaching and learning that goes on within the classroom, and in life outside the school.

I have been talking about these skills a lot lately with colleagues at my school.
Some important questions have surfaced during these discussions and I am hoping to
hear from some of you regarding your thinking and practice with regard to these skills in the PYP.

What do these skills look like in your school?
How are they including in teaching and learning?
How are they assessed?
How are they reported on to parents? Expressed in narratives, on a Meeting Expectations Continuum?
Do teachers share a common understanding of what the skills look like throughout the grades? (below is part of a sample of a shared document on TD Skills)

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I would love to hear about your school and their work with the transdisciplinary skills. Here are some thoughts on Transdisciplinary Skills from Grade 3 students.

TD Skills from Sharyn Skrtic on Vimeo.

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2 Responses to Transdisciplinary Skills are…..

  1. Erika says:

    My school and I are having this exact same conversation – I know you wrote this post a few years ago so was hoping you would have an updated document to share????

    Any guidance/support would be appreciated:)

  2. sakhvir lawrence says:

    i have been struggling on how to bring the balance between the content and skills , could you please provide some tips

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