Personal Social Education

PSE is integral to teaching and learning in the PYP and is embodied in the IB learner profile that permeates the programme and represents the qualities of internationally minded students and effective lifelong learners. Such learners are able to reflect on themselves, their experiences, and the process of learning in order to support personal growth and their ongoing commitment to personal, social and physical well-being.

Well-being is intrinsically linked to all aspects of a student’s experience at school and beyond. It encompasses physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social health and development, and contributes to an understanding of self, to developing and maintaining relationships with others, and to participation in an active, healthy lifestyle.

Throughout the Units of Inquiry, the development of overall well-being is defined through three common strands that have relevance to all teachers: identity, active living and interactions, where emphasis is placed on supporting the overall development of students.

Students at YIS:

  • Live with a positive attitude to learning, as they engage in inquiry, make connections, and apply new learning and skills in different contexts.
  • Learn to be lifelong learners who strive to make sense of their lives and the world around by constructing meaning, exploring concepts and revising understandings.

  • Lead through being empowered by their learning, to value and take responsibility for their learning, to demonstrate resilience and to develop independence.