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1 International Baccalaureate Programmes Jeanette LaFevers

2 © IBO 2005 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. The mission statement of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

3 Diploma Programme (DP) Ages 16-19 two year programme © IBO September 2005 Middle Years Programme (MYP Middle Years Programme (MYP) Ages 11-16 five year programme Primary Years Programme (PYP) Ages 3-12 inquiry based The Three IB Programmes

4 All IB Programmes –Require application, authorization and evaluation of schools –Require age-appropriate moderated criterion- referenced assessments –Require inclusion of international-mindedness in the curriculum –Require of students a culminating product –Require transdisciplinary (or interdisciplinary) initiatives within the curriculum –Require students to act in their communities as a result of their learning © IBO 2005

5 Fees for authorization 2009 DP: Part A = $8,500 Part B = $8,500 Part B = $8,500 MYP: Part A=$8,500 Part B=$8,500 Part B=$8,500 3, 5-year evaluation=$3,500 3, 5-year evaluation=$3,500 PYP: Part A=$8,500 Part B= $8,500 Part B= $8,500 3, 5-year evaluation=$3,500 3, 5-year evaluation=$3,500 © IBO 2005

6 Annual Fees 2008 DP: $9,150 MYP: $6,620 PYP: $6,620 © IBO 2005

7 An Overview The Primary Years Program

8 Themes, Subjects & Essential Elements Who we are How we express ourselves How the world works How we organize ourselves Sharing the planet Where we are in place and time Concepts Skills a Attitudes Action Knowledge language social studies mathematics arts science & technology personal, social & physical education

9 An Overview The Middle Years Program


11 An Overview The IB Diploma Program

12 THE CURRICULUM Theory of Knowledge the arts group 4 group 1 language A1 extended essay experimental sciences group 6 group 3 group 5 group 2 second language creativity, action, service individuals and societies mathematics

13 © IBO September 2005 PYPMYPDIPLOMA Transdisciplinary Integration Concurrency of learning Programme of Inquiry Areas of Interaction TOK Action Community ServiceCAS Exhibition Personal Project Extended Essay CRITERION REFERENCED ASSESSMENT LANGUAGES

14 IB programmes aim to develop internationally minded people who are striving to become: IB Learner Profile © IBO September 2005

15 Inquirers They acquire the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive inquiry and research © IBO September 2005

16 Critical Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems © IBO September 2005

17 Communicators They receive and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication

18 Risk takers They –approach unfamiliar situations with confidence –have independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies –are courageous and articulate in defending things in which they believe © IBO September 2005

19 Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas, and issues which have global relevance acquire, and are able to make use of, a significant body of knowledge across a range of disciplines © IBO September 2005

20 Principled They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning, integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice © IBO September 2005

21 Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others and have a personal commitment to action and service © IBO September 2005

22 Open minded They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and They are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view © IBO September 2005

23 Balanced They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being. They demonstrate perseverance and self-discipline. © IBO September 2005

24 Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning And they analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner © IBO September 2005


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