Education in International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools : centers on learners
develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
works within global contexts, helping students understand different languages and cultures
explores significant content, developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary understanding that meets rigorous international standards.
An IB education aims to transform students and schools as they learn, through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection. Teachers enable and support students as they develop the approaches to learning they need - for both academic and personal success.
IB programs aim to help students explore and construct their own personal and cultural identities.
Teaching and learning in the IB celebrate the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world. An IB education empowers young people for a lifetime of learning, independently and in collaboration with others.
The IB learner profile describes the shared values that inform an IB education.
The MYP aims to develop students who are:
- Active learners
- Internationally minded
- Able to empathize with others
- Have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
As part of the IB continuum, the MYP is designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB learner profile . It offers students opportunities to:
- develop their potential
- explore their own learning preferences
- take appropriate risks
- reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom.