EIB701 - Inquiry Learning Through the International Baccalaureate (PYP)


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students commencing in 2021 must be enrolled in course E761 

Otherwise students must be enrolled in course E511, E606, E725 or E771


Students commencing course E761 in 2020 require 11 units:
EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR761, ECE761, EPR712, EPR714,
ECE703, ECE704, ECE705 and EPR715

Students commencing course E761 in 2021, 2022 and 2023 require 8 units:
EEE754, EEE755, EEE756, EPR761, ECE761, EPR712, EPR714, EPR781, EPR782 and

Otherwise NIL



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In Person Attendance Requirements
Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 2-days of intensive 9am–4pm (IB Specialisation), with dates to be confirmed

Note: These intensives may run on weekends to accommodate teachers who are working. A cumulative total of 8-days across trimester for the 4 unit IB structure is implied.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.

This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study.

It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous and asynchronous seminars and discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.

Online students may also be invited to attend the Burwood intensives and should discuss this with the IB Specialisation Coordinator.


This unit may be undertaken alongside another unit that includes a placement, and we will endeavour to structure assessments and learning activities so that they do not occur during the placement periods.

Please advise your Unit Chair about any potential impacts your placement arrangements might have on timely assessment submission.


This unit explores the implications for teaching in an increasingly globalised world by introducing students to key philosophy, principles and theories relating to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, and more specifically the early years program that sits within this.

The position of IB PYP (EYP) as an international curriculum will be analysed and concepts for developing global mindedness such as such internationalisation, social justice and human rights, identity, diversity, peace building and teaching for sustainable futures will be considered.

The unit will explore the connections between contemporary research and theories of teaching and learning to consider the way the IBPYP aims to develop the whole child through a model of holistic learning, learner agency and transdisciplinary inquiry to foster literacy, mathematics and symbolic learning.

This unit will assist with developing practical knowledge of how the International Baccalaureate programmes are designed, interpreted and implemented through exploring the relationship between curriculum planning, assessment and learning in the IBPYP (EYP) and the development of the Learner Profile.

Students will engage in a critical analysis of the synergies between this curriculum model and other pedagogical approaches such as the Reggio Emilia Approach, Project Zero and other inquiry-based models of teaching.

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