With the new school year underway, we asked some of our faculty members how the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme enable our students to reach their full potential.
According to our faculty members, here are the top 10 ways the IB Programme helps students flourish:
- Equips Students with the Tools to Learn
Students learn more than facts and figures; they learn the tools to apply them to real world situations.
- Helps Them Discover Their Passions
Students are challenged to discover their own passions, while exploring the opportunities each may uncover.
- Teaches Communication Skills
Students discover how to better communicate and understand themselves, their peers and the world around them.
- Instills Global-mindedness
The IB Programme teaches students global-mindedness; it teaches them to not only be open to other perspectives, but to embrace global worldviews. This helps to develop empathy and caring, and ultimately, it helps students become good global citizens.
- Teaches Students to Think Critically
The IB is a remarkable programme that encourages students to think critically about the world in which we live and challenges them to think about the larger picture.
- Encourages Students to Take Risks
The programme encourages students to become risk-takers and inquirers.
- Teaches Lifelong Skills
The IB Programme helps our students flourish, teaches them resilience and team work and, most importantly, teaches them about humanity.
Prepares Students for Their Educational Journey
Although the programme can be challenging at times, it is a fantastic preparation for post-secondary education.
- Creates a Personalized Education
With a focus on student-centered learning, the IB allows for richer experiences in education. In the MYP, through the Personal Project, students can learn more about topics that are relevant and interesting to them. This leads to greater engagement in the learning process and is highly rewarding from a student perspective.
- Opens Opportunities for Faculty
Teachers can also open many doors to learning through the IB Programme, through IB professional development. This allows our teachers to continue to grow and provide students with the best learning experience.