International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes are enquiry based learning programmes that aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. The IB’s programmes are different from other curricula because they:
- Emphasize the importance of critical thinking and practical learning
- Focus equally on both local and global contexts while aiming to inculcate a spirit of inquiry and research
- Are interested in teaching children to think, not just gain knowledge.
IB programs are offered only for older grades. However, we have scrupulously implemented the methodologies and the spirit of IB learning in our curriculum.
In accordance with the IB guidelines, this is how we teach: every teacher is an ‘Inquirer’. Every lesson is a ‘Unit of Inquiry’. A Unit of Inquiry can be any topic: Parts of the Body, for example, or a Festival. The Unit of Inquiry will be approached in the classroom through various means; in the Maths class, children might count their fingers and toes, while in language development they might sing a poem naming the various parts of the body. The idea is to use an interesting topic and approach it from different angles, which helps to generate interest in the topic itself while also helping students learn their daily lessons using their environment.