Presentation on theme: "Common Humanity & Shared Guardianship of Planet"— Presentation transcript:
1 Common Humanity & Shared Guardianship of Planet Hanoi, Oct 2006
2 OUTLINE Item 1: What is “International Education”? Item 2: What is the Learners Profile (LP) ?Item 3: Is the LP a framework for “International Education”?Item 4: What are perceived challenges in the implementation of the LP?Item 5: Is the LP framework in line with the IB Mission Statement?
3 IBO “International Education” Value Driven ComponentsDeveloping citizens of the world in relation to culture, language andlearning to live together (“Shared guardianship of the planet”)Building and reinforcing students’ sense of identity and culturalawarenessFostering students’ recognition and development of universalhuman values (“Common Humanity”)Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to foster a spirit ofdiscovery and enjoyment of learningSource : IBO Website
4 IBO “International Education” Academic Driven ComponentsEquipping students with the skills to learn and acquireknowledge, individually or collaboratively, and to apply theseskills and knowledge accordingly across a broad range of areasProviding international content while responding to localrequirements and interestsEncouraging diversity and flexibility in teaching methodsProviding appropriate forms of assessment and internationalbenchmarking.Source : IBO Website
6 Glossary of LPs Part 1/3 Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry andresearch and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learningwill be sustained throughout their lives.KnowledgeableThey explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, theyacquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range ofdisciplines.ThinkersThey exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approachcomplex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.CommunicatorsThey understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than onelanguage and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaborationwith others.
7 Glossary of LPs Part 2/3 Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for thedignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their ownactions and the consequences that accompany them.Open-mindedThey understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to theperspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomedto seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.CaringThey show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. Theyhave a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of othersand to the environment.Risk-takersThey approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and havethe independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate indefending their beliefs.
8 Glossary of LPs Part 3/3 Balanced Reflective They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achievepersonal well-being for themselves and others.ReflectiveThey give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assessand understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personaldevelopment.
9 LP & “International Education” LEARNERS PROFILEInternational Education (Value)InquirerCaringReflectiveBalancedThinkerOpen-mindedCommunicatorRisk-takerKnowledgeablePrincipledCitizens of the worldSense of identityCultural awarenessUniversal human valuesSpirit of discoveryEnjoyment of learningInternational Education (Academic)SkillsknowledgeInternational & Local ContentAssessmentDiversity in teaching
10 Questions ? Is the learners profile a universal set of values ? What key values, if any, are missing from the LP?Does the LP achieve “International Education” as defined by IBO?Is it an acceptable practical framework?What challenges do you envision in its implementation? Is the LP “culturally sensitive”?
11 IBO Mission StatementThe International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring,knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a betterand more peaceful world through intercultural understanding andrespect.To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and internationalorganizations to develop challenging programmes of internationaleducation and rigorous assessment.These programmes encourage students across the world to becomeactive, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that otherpeople, with their differences, can also be right.Source : IBO Website