What is Action in the Classroom?
Action is connected to agency, the learner profile and international-mindedness.
Action is student-initiated and can be individual and collective.
Action is authentic, meaningful and mindful.
Action can happen at any time; it can be short or long term, revisited or ongoing.
Action is supported by the learning community.
Demonstrations of action include participation, advocacy, social justice, social entrepreneurship, or lifestyle choices.
Connecting Action and the Learner Profile
Students synthesize and apply their conceptual understandings, knowledge and approaches to learning to take action on issues—knowledgeable
Students use creative- and critical-thinking skills—thinkers
Students communicate effectively, valuing other perspectives—communicators
Students demonstrate empathy, compassion and respect—caring
Students seek well-being of self and others—balanced
Students act with integrity and honesty—principled
Source: From Principles Into Practice - ibo.org - PYP Resources (need password)