I saw a graphic on Twitter that was co-created by IB PYP teachers as a culmination of ideas on how best to support students who are looking for ways to take action. The premise behind this graphic is to support learners in identifying their purpose and offering suggestions as to what they might spend their time doing in order to move them closer toward achieving that purpose.
While this has been framed primarily for use with learners embarking on the PYP exhibition and thus looking for ways to take action based on their area of interest, it can be applied to all students looking to take action. As mentioned, demonstrations of action can include:
participation – contributing as individual or group
advocacy – action to support social / environmental / political change
social justice – relation to rights, equality and equity, social well-being and justice
social entrepreneurship – innovative, resourceful and sustainable social change
lifestyle choices – e.g. consumption, impact of choices.