Brief Introduction to IBO国际文凭组织简介
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.
The four programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
Founded in 1968, IB currently works with 3,924 schools in 147 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,230,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.
The Middle Years Programme for students aged 11 to 16 provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, achieved through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects.
IB offers a continuum of education, consisting of four individual programmes. IB spans the years from kindergarten to a pre-university diploma. While it is traditionally known for the Diploma Programme, IB World Schools increasingly offer all four programmes.
IB has reputation for high quality education sustained for over 45 years. Our curriculum represents the best from many different countries rather than the exported national system of any one. Its challenging Diploma Programme assessment is recognized by the world's leading universities. It maintains high standards by actively training and supporting teachers, and by authorizing and evaluating IB World Schools.
IB encourages international-mindedness in its students. To do this, it believes that students must first develop an understanding of their own cultural and national identity. All IB students learn a second language and the skills to live and work with others internationally—essential for life in the 21st century.
IB encourages a positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to reflect critically, to develop research skills, and to learn how to learn. It encourages community service because it believes that there is more to learning than academic studies alone.
IB ensures that its programmes are accessible to students in a wide variety of schools—national, international, public and private—in 147 countries. These IB World Schools form a worldwide community in which there is no such thing as a “typical” school (more than 50% of IB students are in state-funded schools). IB World Schools cooperate in curriculum development, student assessment and the governance of the IB, making this a unique international collaboration.
IB learner profile
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
As IB learners we strive to be:
Inquirers We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
Knowledgeable We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
Thinkers We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take
responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in
making reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than
one language and in many ways. We collaborate electively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Principled We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness
and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people
everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences
Open-minded We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a
range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the
Caring We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
Risk Taking We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination;
we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
Balanced We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of
our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
Reflective We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and
experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
Mr George Walker, Director of IBO, presented the IB World School Tablet to ZZMS
Since 1998, teachers from ZZMS have been attending the IB workshop annually. There are over 50 teachers who have taken the training course organized by IBO. The photo was taken at the IB workshop in 2002 hosted by Guangzhou Country Garden School.
Teachers of ZZMS are invited as moderators to attend moderation meetings held by the IBCA in Britain, Thailand and Singapore annually.