Introducing International Baccalaureate
We are delighted to become a part of a worldwide community of 2,970 IB schools in 139 countries catering to more than 827,000 students.
THE MODERN SCHOOL is now a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy -a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that (this school) believes is important for our students.
The school also plans to introduce the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme in classes 6 to 8, very soon.
IB Mission Statement:
To this end the organization works with school, 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 IB system is being introduced at the Modern School with full effect from classes Nursery to 5th. Our aim is to promote to the children an education system which gives them the chance to explore and develop their natural curiosity, acquire knowledge that is relevant, exercise initiative in applying thinking skills creatively, open expression, congruency of thought and speech as well as become principled and reflective individuals.
The IB system propagates a concept driven education system that values the traditional subject areas and at the same time lays emphasis on the balance between acquiring of essential knowledge and the meaning of, and understanding about, the real world.
We here at Modern School understand the need to educate the children in the most innovative and interesting methods to ensure complete understanding and comprehension.
Keeping the IB system in mind We are now resolving to techniques like teaching with audio and visual aids to make the class room a fun filled activity centre where learning is done through fun and interesting practical devices.
Classes are being equipped with latest technology gadgets like speakers, projectors, laptops etc, to facilitate a better understanding of the concepts being taught.
Simply hearing the teacher say that the blue whale is one of the largest mammals and actually seeing a blue whale in the depths of the sea on their classroom projectors are two very different modes of teaching and understanding. At the modern school we are trying to bridge that difference and help students understand completely the length and breadth of concepts.
Usage of fun activities like dressing up the children as detectives to find out unhygienic places in the school and accordingly filing complaints with the teacher (acting as policemen) is a much better way of teaching the concept of cleanliness than simply making the children write an essay on clean habits or read from the book.
Crammed knowledge can take the child only as far as exams and tests are concerned. But exam success for few is not the philosophy we believe in; on the other hand our aim is to achieve lifelong success for all. What is the use of knowledge when the child cannot relate to, or use this knowledge in the outside world?
We want the overall development of our students who understand the practical as well as the application aspect of what they learn along with the theory.
Retention of crammed knowledge can be possible only for a very brief period but concepts that have been tested, experimented, seen and applied always stay with the child.
By being unbiased in their approach and showing unconditional regard for their students our teachers encourage them to speak what they feel, question the conventional ways, inquire, discuss and debate to facilitate complete understanding.
Teachers would be undertaking unconventional but effective assessment methods like observation, rubrics, anecdotal records, checklists, anchor papers, continuums, and portfolios of work-proposed by the IBO in conjunction with other forms of standardized tests to assess overall performance and efficacy of the programme.
Our aim is not only to get the maximum number of students on the 90% list but also to help them in linking concepts to the world and day to day activities so that when they go out in the world as independent individuals they can take on any challenge that life presents them with and make the most out of it.
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*Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer any of its three academic programmes : The Primary Years Programme (PYP),the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme.Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.