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Programme of Inquiry

VIS Primary Education curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureaute Primary Years Programme (PYP), which promotes integrated, interactive and attractive approach towards learning. The PYP programme defines transdisciplinary themes that are universal for people of different cultures. These themes are common for all PYP schools, but on the otherhand they suggest flexibility to integrate issues of both local and global significance in the curriculum content. These transdisciplinary themes are:
  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet
On the basis of these transdisciplinary themes, the school curriculum is then organised into Units of Inquiry that are designed to encourage students to formulate questions and learn how to answer them. This approach helps children become motivated and independent learners. The themes are implemented into the curriculum through the subject areas. It means that subjects included at VIS curriculum such as math, languages, science, information technologies, art, music, physical education, and other subjects are studied within the units of inquiry when appropriate.