International Baccalaureate- IB learners
International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who helps 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 children across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Inquiry- Based Learning:
The centre of international education in the IB are the children with their own learning styles, strengths and challenges. Combinations of unique and shared patterns and values, knowledge and experience of the world and their place in it.
Promoting open communication based on understanding and respect, the IB encourages children to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners. The IB program is holistic in nature- it is concerned with the whole person, along with cognitive development Inquiry based program address children´s social, emotional and physical well-being. IB value and offer opportunities for children to become active and caring members of local, national and global communities.
IB learners strives to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities. They imply a commitment to help members of the preschool community to learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
Inquiry based learning starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios, rather than presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. The children will be trained to identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. During the process in Preschool, children will be facilitated by the teachers and assistants. Inquiry is learning and teaching methods, but also a stance to approach living as learners. How we teach, influences the children as much as or even more than what we teach.