Every school aims and promises to deliver the best in the field of education and development, as parents we too are looking towards our child’s brighter future and overall growth and development. So when a friend of mine spoke highly of the International Baccalaureate Curriculum (IB), followed by the International Schools, I was intrigued to find out more about it.
On researching about it, I came to find out how IB Curriculum is different from that of the other examination boards of a number of schools, be it Central Boards, State Board, etc. The curriculum aims to develop more than just educated and knowledgeable students, who go for their higher education; it focuses on nurturing knowledgeable, caring and inquisitive young minds who are motivated to achieve more than just the theoretical education being rendered to them.
There were few distinct variance that struck my attention, which made IB Curricula stand apart from the others,
- Critical thinking and analysis of what is being taught to them, and not blindly accept them as norms.
- Allows to take into consideration other innovative teaching methods and practices, as they do not conform into a single Governmental practice.
- Stay connected with other International Schools, all around the world that will help them to share the best practices with each other.
- Help in the professional development of the child, along with academic development.
It is certain that these attributes do make the International schools stand highlighted in the current learning and teaching scenario. Every year there is a change in the existing curriculum for most of the education boards that operate on a national level, within the schools in India particularly. Sometimes, student find it difficult to cope up with the variation in such conditions an International curriculum could be an answer to most of the curriculum related problems faced by our children.
Education has surpassed its boundaries from the conventional methods, to a more technology oriented approach. The attention span of a kid is not more than 15 minutes, towards a classroom lecture. In such a fast changing environment we should focus on getting our children to adapt to a more holistic form of learning and education that does not restrict them from being eager to know more about everything they are being taught. A curriculum that will support their hunger for knowledge much more than the books that they refer to.