What is student action?

In the PYP it is believed that education must extend beyond the intellectual to include not only socially responsible attitudes but also thoughtful and appropriate action. PYP believes that successful inquiry will lead to responsible action, initiated by the student, as a result of the learning process. This action will extend the student’s learning, or it may have a wider social impact, and can be an action taken by an individual student or group of students working collaboratively. This action is an extension of the central idea of the unit your child is working on in class.

Through this action, students grow personally and socially, developing skills of cooperation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and creative and critical thinking. They also exhibit their commitment to the attributes of the learner profile and IB attitudes.

Action Description Example
Direct Action Person to person or person to environment This happens when a student picks up liter even thought he/she did not drop it.
Indirect Action Person to community This happens when a group of students or a class raises money to help an organization.
Advocacy Creating an awareness This happens when a student reminds friends, family, school, community to recycle paper or a group of students create a campaign to recycle and share the information.
Research for Action Learning in action / action in learning This happens when a student borrows a book on his/her own to extend knowledge about something that was learned or pursues his/her own inquiry and shares with the class, family etc.

Action Wall

Providence Hall Elementary has an Action Wall in the hallway. We want to highlight the action our students are taking but it is often not seen in school. If your child takes action, please take a picture and have your child fill out the Action Reflection Sheet (you may assist) and turn both items into the front office. We will display your child’s action on our Action Wall.

Providence Hall Elementary

4795 West Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
p: (801) 727-8260 f: (801) 727-8282

Providence Hall Junior High

4558 West Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
p: (801) 727-8260 f: (801)-432-8496

Providence Hall High School

4557 West Patriot Ridge Drive
Herriman, UT 84096
p: (801) 727-8260 f: (801) 253-4997