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We  Are An IB World School

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland that works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

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

Schools that have been authorized to offer one or more of our programmes are known as "IB World Schools". These schools :

  • share the mission and commitment of the IB to quality international education
  • play an active and supporting role in the worldwide community of IB schools
  • share their knowledge and experience in the development of the IB programmes
  • are committed to the professional development of teachers.

Authorization to become an IB World School is an intensive process that typically takes two or more years and includes site visits by an IB team. A regular process of evaluation is undertaken by schools that have been authorized.

The IB works with 3,463 schools in 143 countries to offer the three IB programmes to approximately 1,045,000 students.

The IB uses best educational practices and inquiry methodology is the heart of its curriculum framework.

The IB Primary Years Program (PYP)

The Primary Years Program focuses upon the total growth of the developing child affecting hearts as well as minds and addressing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare which balances understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, the development of positive attitudes and the opportunity for positive action.

The PYP combines the best research and practice from schools around the world offering a comprehensive inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.

Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning

More than asking good questions, inquiry is a sophisticated process where the learner uses information and data into functional knowledge.

Inquiry not only  involves the learner in the teaching and learning process but it also develops skills and attitudes that makes the learner pursue resolutions to questions and issues while he constructs new knowledge.

Skills and the ability to continue learning are the most necessary outcomes. Knowledge of disciplines is very important, but as a means to an end, not an end in itself. The knowledge base for disciplines is consistently expanding and changing. No one can ever learn everything, but everything can better develop their skills and nurturing attitudes necessary to continue the generation and and examination of knowledge throughout their lives.

The Six Transdisciplinary Themes

Six themes of global significance create a framework that encourages our students to "step up" beyond the corners of learning within conventional subject areas:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organize ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

The IB Learner Profile

The PYP, therefore, enables Domuschola International School to develop students who become:

Inquirers–their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learning Thinkers–they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to solving complex problems

Communicators–they receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language

Risk-Takers–they approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideas

Knowledgeable–they have explored themes that have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge

Principled–they have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justice

Caring–they show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping others

Open-Minded–they respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of view

Well-Balanced–they understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being

Reflective–they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analysing their personal strengths and weaknesses.

 

* Main Reference: Official documents and resources from the International Baccalaureate Program.