Why should we send our kids to an IB School?
Why IB? What is IB?
The world our kids are going to face ~ when they grow up, is changing rapidly. To be truly successful in life, our kids need to be truthful, joyful and must have excellent character. Building these qualities in the students is possible through coupling the concepts of our Vedantic wisdom with the philosophy of IB. At the same time, we also want our kids to achieve material and financial success. The amalgamation of IB pedagogy and Vedantic teachings will, as we experience from our current kids, sure that your child is successful and will, in all aspects of life, be successful.
Today the knowledge that we learn in schools and colleges gets out-dated very in the very next (every) two to three years. All of this knowledge is, anyways, available, instantly and freely. Learning and memorizing more and more content is hardly of any use these days. To succeed in the current rapidly changing world, we need individuals who can think critically and creatively and can find solutions to problems faced by the society, nation and the world. We need to reflect if our traditional content based schooling system, which focuses only on examination and marks, (is actually) preparing our kids for this future. Are schools teaching for the conceptual understanding and building 21st century skills, or are they just focused on completing the content and competing for the top grade or percentage.
What actually matters for the 21st century children!? It is not the grades, standardized testing or teacher evaluation that matter at the end of the day. It is their character and inner strength! It is what William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939, Irish poet, says, ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire’.
Recent reports by the National Centre on Education and the Economy and the Association of American Colleges and Universities identify the following essential skills for the 21st century:
• Creativity and innovation
• Self-discipline and organization
• Cross-disciplinary knowledge
• Communication skills
• Analytical reasoning
• Real-world problem-solving skills
Academic education alone is not enough because it so
deeply underestimates what our kids can now do.
It is a fundamental error to think that if we just improve “academic education”
(and perhaps add a few more skills) all will be well.
We need to fundamentally change the idea
of what Global Education should be!!
The need of the millennium is to help students discover the secret power from within, so that they can contribute not only to their immediate families but to the society as well, bringing about a shift in education from ‘content driven’ to ‘concept driven’. Victorious Kidss Educares today is one of the largest IB World Schools in Pune that is authorized to facilitate the process of learning for students’ right from 6 weeks to 19 years through its Foundation Years Programme (FYP), Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The objective of our school is aligned with the IB mission of developing inquiring, knowledgeable, caring attributes in youngsters who are not only active but also compassionate and understand that other people with their differences could also be right, creating a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The blend of IB curriculum along with Vedic wisdom at Victorious Kidss Educares concurrently nurtures and strengthens the intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of a child. IB and VKE aspire to create well rounded students with excellent character: students who can respond to challenges with optimism and an open-mind; students confident in their own identities; students who make ethical decisions; students who join with others in celebrating our common humanity; students who are prepared to apply what they learn in the real world, during complex and unpredictable situations.
An IB education is informed by the values described in the learner profile:
• Centres on learners – the IB’s student-centred programmes promote healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge to the students
• Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning – IB programmes help students to develop the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success
• Works within global contexts – IB programmes increase understanding of languages and cultures, and explores globally significant ideas and issues
• Explores significant content – IB programmes offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected.
We prepare students to face the challenging world by finding their individual strengths and competencies. We nurture creativity and kindle the spirit of enquiry in the students. We give our students freedom to paint their dreams making them future ready!! We provide early childhood education right from 6 weeks of age offering a broad-based continuum of National and International education through the 3 authorized International Baccalaureate Programmes. We provide students with an environment to nurture the truth of life. Education here is based on freedom, expansion of mind and inquiry with the best possible infrastructure. Students develop an awareness of local and global issues and a sense of empathy and responsibility, motivating them to take initiatives and look after the environment and the community.