A lot of international schools pursue the IB program has it has shown results and has proved to be very useful. Their system can be broken into a few parts and the one I would be focusing on in this article would be the one that focuses on teaching kids from the age of 3 – 12. Although following this curriculum is not essential for a student who wants to join the IB program later in life. Of course one would be advised to join this curriculum from the beginning if possible to reap the full benefits of the curriculum.
The primary years programme or PYB focuses on learning through active inquiry. Most children are very curious at a young age. Most ordinary educational curriculums tend to stifle this curiosity and imagination and not let it bloom but this one attempts to harness that curiosity as a tool in teaching young children. This way they would grow up to become very creative and inventive thinkers. They also focus on teaching students the importance of being a global citizen from a very young age. We live in a global village and we need to be aware of and be appreciative of the different cultures and races around us. This curriculum focuses on teaching children from a young age about different cultures and teaches them to be more appreciative of the people around them. This would set a good precedent for the future, check this PYP in Hong Kong.
The primary years programme attempts to instill certain qualities in their students. First being to have an inquiring nature as mentioned above. Then they also focus on making their students more knowledgeable about the world around them. That is to say they would teach students to understand both the local and international ramifications of certain issues. Through this they also want students to be good thinkers. This curriculum wants to present to the world model citizens so they focus on making their students to be open minded about issues and to be caring. Also communication is always important to express your ideas there is a lot of focus on this as well. In this world you need to be able to take risks to advance in life this is also emphasized on students. Along with this students need to learn to be reflective of their actions and always be well balanced at all times, check this out for more great international primary school. All of these qualities are good qualities to have.
All in all it would seem that this curriculum is very good for a growing child especially in the 21st century. A lot of the other curriculums are starting to fall behind the times as they seem to be a lot less flexible and unable to evolve. This would be a very good for your child in the long run.