These days I hear a lot of people saying how their children are teaching them to use the internet or apps. Don’t you hear from some parents that their pre-schooler knows how to operate YouTube and put on Peppa the Pig? Kids are becoming smarter and evolution is going to do what it has to! Thus, the kids need to get nurtured in an environment that encourages their intelligence and helps them find their place in this overly competitive world. More the development more is the competition. So, the growing competition has led to more choices, and I understand that you are confused about which board to choose for your child. There’s one everybody is talking about – the IB Board. The famous one with a lot of bling.
Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of this education programme:
The IB program was launched in the year 1968 with a mission to develop an all-inclusive program that promotes intercultural bonding and encourages lifelong learning among the students.
According to ibo.org the mission statement of this program emphasizes on developing knowledgeable and critical thinkers to create a better and peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. There are 175 IB schools in India offering this curriculum along with the other educational boards.
According to ibo.org, the following are the programmes that come under the IB board divided according to the age along with their salient features:
This program is designed for children from ages 3 to 12. This program focuses on laying a strong foundation for learning and a journey towards developing the emotional quotient along with the intelligence quotient. One of the distinct features of this programme is the six transdisciplinary themes that help students to think out of the box and grow emotionally as well as intellectually.
This program is designed for children from age of 11 to 16. This program focuses on preparing the students to understand the world better and the competition around and how to overcome real-life challenges. The significance of this five-year programme is that students after completing MYP are eligible and prepared to take the IB Diploma Program.
This program is designed for children from the age of 16 to 19. The curriculum is substantial and inclusive of information that allows students to increase their knowledge and have an edge over students of other educational programmes. The significance of this programme is its syllabus which consists of core elements along with six subject groups for students to choose from, thus, allowing the students to grow holistically.
This program is designed for children from the age of 16 to 19. It is a career-related learning which helps students to become critical thinkers, confident, skilled and empathetic individuals. This type of learning allows children to understand the world practically and avoid confusion and misdirection in choosing a professional stream.
This sums up the article from the objectives of this curriculum to the IB program pros and cons. Everything you need to need to know before you make a decision. This education program’s provides excellent knowledge and skills to make the students ready to face any challenge and promotes holistic development. But on the other hand, the IB board is not accessible compared to the other boards and also heavy on the monetary side. It is important to consider all the pros and cons of the curriculum that best suits your child’s personality and intellect and then start your school search. But there’s always one thing to remember, Zedua is always there for you from choosing the right board to the perfect school for your kid.
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