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Introduction to the IB (EDUC90333)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90333
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
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This subject introduces participants to the International Baccalaureate (IB), as a philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. It examines the essential elements of the IB model including the IB mission statement, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). Participants will focus on developing understandings of international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile to an IB education as well as exploring theoretical implications of international mindedness in the IB’s programmes.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, values and history underpinning the International Baccalaureate programmes;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the centrality of the IB Mission Statement to an IB education;
  • Articulate the centrality of the Learner Profile to an IB education and the implications for learning and teaching in the IB;
  • Critically analyse the role of the IB programmes within a broader education landscape;
  • Articulate theoretical understandings and implications of operating a curriculum that has a clear internationalist ideology.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Demonstrate essential knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of IB Education programmes and the position of the programmes in the continuum;
• Understand the key concepts of curriculum that underpin the IB programmes;
• Evaluate and use constructive criticism in different contexts.
• Specifically relate the IB Learner Profile to their teaching.

Last updated: 15 August 2019