Library News | Junior School

Boys in Year 4 have been understanding their roles as learners in their Unit of Inquiry. During Library time, we have looked at the factors that impacted on Malala Yousafzai’s ability to learn. Strategies used for this included asking the boys what they already knew about her, what they wanted to explore further about her story, reading age related books, watching news stories, including a segment from the ABC’s Behind The News. We had class discussions and made connections. At the end of this discovery, the boys demonstrated their understanding though the Thinking Routine, ‘Colour, Symbol, Image’. They worked individually and chose a colour, symbol and image that best represented Malala’s story and explained why they chose it. The boys were able to show that Malala’s quest to learn has been a challenging one, but she has not stopped advocating for the rights for all children to learn. The IB Learner Profile that linked with this inquiry was Knowledgeable. “We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.”

Nikki Bowden | Teaching and Learning Librarian

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