Research at ISP
Raj Bolla, Assistant Principal, Secondary School
Elisabeth Mailhac, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing (Primary)
Jo Pakulska, Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing (Secondary)
Sean Walker, Grade 1 Teacher and Assistant PYP Coordinator
Raj, Elisabeth and Jo will co-present at the TDD, focusing on how, as a wellbeing team, they worked across the school to raise the profile of safeguarding. Systemic developments were based on international safeguarding policies and practices, academic research findings and prior experience from diverse contexts. Their aim was to embed a whole-school safeguarding culture and align staff understanding.
Workshop discussions will be centered around the three key areas of policy, people and place.
Sean will present about inquiry-based learning in mathematics. The workshop will focus on the resources, questioning and engagements that promote an inquiry stance. Participants will look at examples of inquiry in classrooms, then practice open-ended, investigative mathematics. They will also learn about easy-to-implement games and ideas to help student fluency in basic facts, meaning more time and energy for inquiry! Examples will come from grades K to 5, but can be applied to all ages.
All members of the learning community will understand that they are the link between what we know and what we have not yet discovered.
ISP Research Centre Steering Committee, 2019
In all IB programmes, teaching is based on inquiry. A strong emphasis is placed on students finding their own information and constructing their own understandings.
The International Baccalaureate, 2017
The natural counterpoint to an inquiry-based curriculum is a research-led organisation.
Simon Murray, 2017
Researchers (students, staff and all other members of the ISP community) are at the centre of the ISP research network.
Mentors assist researchers by providing necessary support, including methodological advice or assistance in presenting a research project.
The Steering Committee members set the strategic direction and goals for the Centre in addition to providing guidance in important domains, such as ethics.
Curators recruit and train mentors and celebrate community achievements.
To find out more, download the ISP Centre for Research and Professional Development brochure.
To learn more, or to join the network, please contact:
The ISP Research Centre Steering Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on Twitter @isparisedu and search for #ISPresearch for the most recent research news.
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