A JOURNEY FROM IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME TO MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME: TRANSITION AND ALIGNMENT IN THE SCIENCE CONTEXT

Mary Jane R. Buniel, P. Ravichandran

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In International Baccalaureate programme, the transition from the Primary Years Programme to Middle Years Programme is associated with various complex challenges which often results in poor science academic performance of middle year students. These challenges can be attributed from more than one area, such as from students, teachers and from curriculum perspective. To reduce the challenges, transition strategies were designed and piloted such as the demonstration and experimentation. The demonstration helped to align the students understanding of some scientific terminologies while the experimentation was conducted to introduce the simplified lab report design that provided the students with basic knowledge on the experimental processes in the Middle Years and guided the students on the consistent use of the Modern Language Association format of referencing. This article evaluates various transition strategies which were found effective to aid the middle year students during the transition stage.

 

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transition, student challenge, teacher challenge, curriculum challenge

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