IB Empowers Students to Take Control of Their Own Learning
This begins with the youngest learners as they engage in stimulating inquiries, discussions, and reflection that intensify through the entire continuum of the IB programmes.
Teachers collaborate to develop connections between subjects so students learn to see knowledge as an interrelated, coherent whole.
The adolescent student examines how to learn, develops an awareness of how he or she learns best, and gains insight on how to leverage his or her personal learning style and strengths.
In their final two years, students engage in a thoughtful and purposeful inquiry into different ways of knowing and into different kinds of knowledge. As they seek to answer the question, "How do we know?" students become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge, including personal ideological biases which ultimately may be retained, revised or rejected. Through this exploration and critical reflection, students gain an understanding of ways in which they can apply their knowledge with greater awareness and credibility.
IB Opens Minds
From a very early age, teachers guide students to reflect on the human condition, to gain an understanding of the commonality of the human experience and to consider and value the point of view of others.
IB Turns Compassion Into Action
An IB school creates and nurtures a culture of curiosity that leads to action. Students learn to choose to act, and to reflect on their actions, so that they contribute to their own well-being and that of the community and the environment. Self-initiated action is encouraged, leading to the development of problem-finders as well as problem-solvers.
An Inquiry Based Classroom Video