ISP's research conference was a three-day display of how action research can be implemented in schools, highlighted by inspiring conversations and an engaging talk by professor Sugata Mitra.
The school participates actively in understanding and contributing to the development of innovative and influential educational practices.
ISP Guiding Statements, Inquiry, Innovation and Learning, Statement 6
Professional learning at ISP is as much an attitude of mind as it is a programme of supported activities. While the school invests significantly in conventional training in partnership with both national and international agencies, we are very fortunate in being able to tap into the considerable expertise of our existing faculty many of whom are examiners, workshop leaders and conference speakers. As such, we aspire to be a research-led community able to participate in educational development and innovation whether this involves our ongoing Action Research groups, our annual Research Conference, as the Paris host to IB Workshops or through the envisaged launch of our new Centre for Research and Professional Learning.
What is intergenerational learning and why is it so important? Monica Devos explains why she began the Bridges between Cultures and Generations program at ISP.
ISP's Mr James, otherwise known as JJ, talks about his Master's thesis on French and UK education policy and taking his research further next year.
The third and final year of ISP's action research project kicked off in January with 11 new projects and 21 participating staff members.
ISP's second Action Research Conference took place on Friday, October 21, the culmination of a year's hard work and research into student learning and professional development.
Two student teachers came to ISP in the spring of 2016 to observe how we deliver the IB programs, and to participate in the classroom activities.