The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a curriculum offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) for students aged 3-19 around the world. It consists of four major categories: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-related Programme (CP). In an IB world school, the entire educational system encourages both personal development and academic achievement challenging students to think critically, to ask questions and think across disciplines.
The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
IB programmes provide an education that enables students to make sense of the complexities of the world around them, as well as equipping them with the skills and dispositions needed to become the leaders of tomorrow. They provide an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries, and that champion critical engagement, stimulating ideas and meaningful relationships.
IB programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet. Central to this aim is international-mindedness, which is characterized by an openness to the world and a recognition of our deep interconnectedness to others.
To be open to the world, we need to understand it. IB programmes therefore provide students with opportunities for sustained inquiry into a range of local and global issues and ideas. This willingness to see beyond immediate situations and boundaries is essential as globalization and emerging technologies continue to blur traditional distinctions between the local, national and international.
IB learner Profile
The IB learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success.They develop a commitment to helping all members of the school community, and to learning to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
The Ten Learner Profile attributes reflect the holistic nature of an IB education. They highlight the importance ofcuriosity and compassion, as well as developing knowledge and skills. They also highlight that, along with cognitive development, IB programs are critically concerned with students’ social, emotional and physical well-being.