A great example of practicing these communication skills came when our Primary School students in the IB PYP program worked on a fascinating theme: “Where we are in place and time” Divided into teams, they discussed the topic, seeking answers backed up with concrete examples of human migration: its causes, influences, consequences, and challenges. After each team had agreed on its position, the teams presented their conclusions in open debate, presenting and defending their different views.
The project was important and useful on two levels. First, the students researched and learned a lot about a challenging topic. Second, they developed new skill sets that will definitely serve them well in their future studies – and later on in life and work.