Primary education: A literature review (2013)

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Dr Tony Eaude

This literature review project focuses on the written and taught curriculum for students aged six to twelve years and aims to address the following research questions: 1) What have been the main political, social and cultural influences, and the key trends evident across different countries and jurisdictions, in relation to the written and taught curriculum in the primary years since 2003? 2) What are the key theoretical lessons from research about children's learning in the primary years, and their implications for the written and taught curriculum? and 3) How might the aims of the IB and the PYP be affected by the influences and trends identified and how could the IB best learn from research about young children's learning? The outcomes of the project will inform a review and further development of the Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Research summary (PDF, 85 KB)

Literature review (PDF, 1.36 MB)