International Baccalaureate

 The IBO Mission Statement

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The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO 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.

MYP Partnership Mission Statement

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The MYP Partnership provides an inclusive, diverse, and caring learning environment that develops critical thinkers and life-long learners in an ever-changing world.

 IB MYP Global Contexts

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From: From Principles Into Practice

Teaching and learning in the MYP involves understanding concepts in context. When teachers select a global context for learning, they are answering the questions:
• Why are we engaged in this inquiry?
• Why are these concepts important?
• Why is it important for me to understand?
• Why do people care about this topic? 

 The Shotwell Design Cycle

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In particular, students are encouraged to display ingenuity and creativity in devising practical solutions to given tasks. Students use the design cycle to:
  • investigate
  • design
  • plan
  • create
  • evaluate.
This model is valuable for reinforcing and integrating skills learned in other disciplines, especially in the presentation and handling of data and the processes involved in the design and manufacture of a product. At the same time, it fosters awareness of the social and ethical implications of technological development.