01/12/16
Introducing our new Head of IPC
Introducing our new Head of IPC

Introducing our new Head of IPC and Education Lead

28/11/16
Classroom Monitor collaboration expanded to include the IMYC
Classroom Monitor collaboration expanded to include the IMYC

We have expanded our collaboration with Classroom Monitor to include an online assessment platform for the IMYC

24/11/16
IEYC/EYFS Cross-reference document released
IEYC/EYFS Cross-reference document released

We’ve released a cross-reference document to support schools in the UK and abroad to deliver the EYFS through the IEYC

09/11/16
First regional event held in Singapore
First regional event held in Singapore

Over two days in September, 34 teachers took part in our first regional event.

03/11/16
Bringing the ILMP to you
Bringing the ILMP to you

We are expanding our International Leadership and Management Programmes (ILMP) as demand grows worldwide.

26/10/16
The IMYC turns five!
The IMYC turns five!

To mark the IMYC’s fifth year of formal implementation, we have completed extensive updates for the curriculum.

12/10/16
Five IEYC units now available!
Five IEYC units now available!

We’re pleased to release the first five engaging, learning-focused units in the IEYC.

24/06/16
Collaboration with SIES – Announcement
Collaboration with SIES – Announcement

Fieldwork Education collaborates with Smart International Education Services.

23/05/16
New professional learning programme launched
New professional learning programme launched

We’ve added online & blended courses as well as regional events to complement our existing in-school training.

18/05/16
First IEYC unit released today!
First IEYC unit released today!

To The Rescue! follows a popular superhero theme and is available to download from our website.

12/01/16
Supporting the Teenage Brain
Supporting the Teenage Brain

Teachers and schools around the world are discovering the power of learning through a curriculum that recognises and supports

21/12/15
Announcing: The IMYC Self Review Document
Announcing: The IMYC Self Review Document

We are delighted to announce the release of our IMYC Self-Review Process.

10/12/15
11-14s: The Wasted Years?
11-14s: The Wasted Years?

Chief Inspector of Schools in England identifies that too many students are let down in the early stages of secondary school

09/12/15
Announcing our first joint accreditation visit with CIS
Announcing our first joint accreditation visit with CIS

Fieldwork Education collaborates with CIS for first joint accreditation visit

11/06/15
Keynote Speaker announced for European Summer School 2015
Keynote Speaker announced for European Summer School 2015

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04/06/15
IMYC Networking Conference at the UCL Academy
IMYC Networking Conference at the UCL Academy

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22/05/15
Balance- What does it mean to you?
Balance- What does it mean to you?

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01/05/15
Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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27/04/15
IMYC celebrates major milestone
IMYC celebrates major milestone

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19/03/15
5th Annual Southeast Asia Summer School returns to Malaysia
5th Annual Southeast Asia Summer School returns to Malaysia

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10/02/15
The art of learning with the British International School of Boston
The art of learning with the British International School of Boston

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14/05/14
Summer School returns to London! (23rd - 25th July)
Summer School returns to London! (23rd - 25th July)

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02/05/14
IMYC at The Academies Show London 2014
IMYC at The Academies Show London 2014

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01/05/14
Red Balloons for Syria
Red Balloons for Syria

La Escuela de Lancaster, Mexico

17/02/14
Learning through the lens of the big idea
Learning through the lens of the big idea

Beacon Academy, Jakarta

17/02/14
Interpretation entry point reveals student perceptions
Interpretation entry point reveals student perceptions

Beacon Academy, Jakarta

27/01/14
Learn, share and connect with other IMYC Teachers and Leaders at Summer School 2014
Learn, share and connect with other IMYC Teachers and Leaders at Summer School 2014

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17/01/14
Two international schools connect learning with IMYC
Two international schools connect learning with IMYC

International School of Bremen and International School of Eerde

19/11/13
Students share IMYC learning on new IMYC Members’ Lounge
Students share IMYC learning on new IMYC Members’ Lounge

International School Eerde, Netherlands

13/11/13
Visiting an apple orchard engages students in the IMYC Traditions unit
Visiting an apple orchard engages students in the IMYC Traditions unit

International School Eerde, Netherlands

News

08 October 2013

A Voyage into the unknown – IS Bremen Entry Point for the IMYC Discovery unit

A total of 7.2 million people emigrated to the ‘New World’ (USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Australia) through the port of Bremerhaven, Germany on their own personal voyage of discovery.

The Grade 6 at the International School of Bremen for their entry point for the Theme of Discovery (big idea of ‘Finding out how new things is a human driver and affects things for better or worse’) were taken to the Auswandererhaus Emigration Museum (http://www.dah-bremerhaven.de/) in Bremerhaven to research and witness for themselves the many personal stories of why these brave people chose or in some cases were forcibly driven to travel literally hundreds of miles across the oceans of the world to start a new life for themselves and their families.

The experience for the young people on this visit really supported the IMYC big idea as through the research they did prior to the visit and on the day they found out ‘first hand’ that what seemed like an adventure of a lifetime, in some cases indeed did end in a success story, but in other instances it only ended in despair, misery and a return to what they had escaped in their native countries, the narrow distinction between better or worse.

The IMYC structure supported and enhanced the delivery of this unit within the curriculum, reinforcing the maxim that the IMYC curriculum programme should be viewed as ‘Built-in’ rather than ‘Bolt-on’.

The entry point visit supported the knowledge harvest process allowing interconnectivity between subject areas for example enabling the young people to look at the reasons why people would permanently move to another place to live from a historic point of view. They could see how the living conditions on the ships led to infectious diseases often taking the lives of the passengers. Journaling questions then supported the knowledge and understanding from this visit, for example How would you feel if you were to emigrate at the same time as your chosen person?, this enabled the young people to articulate their own feelings and appreciation of what this experience must have been like through the medium of a piece of creative writing.

This visit enabled the young people to fully appreciate what it must have been like to be one of the ‘7.2 million’ - and in a special way through the vehicle of the IMYC learning process: ‘learn through enjoyment and involvement’.

M Robinson-Slater
International School of Bremen
(We at the International School of Bremen are always willing to talk about and discuss our IMYC journey with interested schools please contact either Martyn Robinson-Slater ([email protected]) or Sabine Keeley ([email protected]) if you would like to link up.