The PYP Exhibition

The PYP Exhibition - Summary

The PYP exhibition is an event where students are given the opportunity to share their understanding of a real-life issue or topic they've covered. It's a great way to help pupils reflect on all their learning while developing skills of presentation and assessment.

  • The exhibition is one of the final experiences of the IB Primary Years Programme, done at the end of the final year. As part of the exhibition, students will be encouraged to explore and document their understanding of important topics and learn from each other.

  • The exhibition helps students engage in a collaborative form of learning and inquiry, show autonomy and agency with regards to their learning and demonstrate that they’ve learned and can enact the key qualities of the IB Learner Profile.

  • All exhibitions are student-initiated, designed and collaborative.

  • The exhibition also gives pupils the chance to explore topics from a range of different perspectives, listen to other learners and understand their points of view. This can help them take in new knowledge they might be able to use in their learning in future.

  • The exhibition also helps to unite PYP students as part of a community, reflect on their PYP learning experiences on the whole, and acts as a step towards the next part of their educational journey as they move on from the PYP.

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PYP Exhibition Process Poster

Click/Tap image to view/download posterSource: IBO (MyIB)

Guided to Student-Led Exhibition

Click/Tap image to view/download posterSource: IBO (MyIB)

PYPx Student Planner

Click/Tap image to view/download this 34 -page plannerSource: Toddle Website

How to use this resource:

  1. Download the editable student planner

  2. Edit sections to meet the needs of your students and school context

  3. Make copies for each student

  4. Assign the planner and begin using immediately

Also, PYP schools have access to a limited free Toddle account HERE where you will find 15 learning experiences connected to the PYPx planner.

Better World Project - Unit

Run Time: 6:54 - June 25, 2018


This video features an inspiring Better World Project accomplished by the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication (ISAAC) in New London, CT, an EL Education school. It was one of 18 winning Better World Projects selected by a committee of EL Education students, teachers, and leaders, from submissions across the country.

EL Schools are not IB schools, but this project is an example of what an Exhibition could look like - truly transdisciplinary, inquiry & concept based with student voice and choice and connect to being internationally minded - what is means to be human.

** View More EL Better World Projects

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