Singapore has over 4000 students studying the international school IB system. This education system has continued to attract Singaporeans because it has been designed to help students to become inquisitive, knowledgeable, and motivated. This holistic education system has been designed to cater for all kinds of students and focuses on the child’s needs.
Encourages students to think critically
The IB system of education encourages children to be curious and to ask vital questions. Students are naturally inquisitive. This is a great way of learning and finding out why things are the way they are. Instead of the curriculum giving the students answers, they are encouraged to think and come up with reasons, and possibly questions of issues that do not seem conclusive.
Caters for both local and global contexts
The curriculum offered by most international schools in Singapore is country-based. For example, the United Kingdom, American, French, and German curriculum are mostly taught in the context of the country with which it is affiliated. The local schools use a curriculum that is primarily focused on the situation in Singapore. The IB education system seeks to bridge the gap that is missing in the domestic and international systems of education. By considering both the local and global content, students can explore the occurrences in Singapore and beyond. The curriculum also looks at a wide range of disciplines.
Endeavors to nurture balanced individuals
Some of the curricula of the various education systems in Singapore are focused on academic growth. Other facets of the students’ lives are often forgotten. The IB system seeks to ensure the student is nurtured socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. Sports is just as important as an academic assignment in IB. Students who enroll in this system of education are taught to value the various aspects of their lives in schools because it contributes significantly to their personality. They also know everything they are involved in will be contribute to their performance.
The IB system encourages students to be independent thinkers. Innovation is an essential part of this system of education. Students are encouraged to discuss their thoughts without fear. This is an important attribute that will prove beneficial to the students while in school, and even when they move on to their careers. Students who worry about saying the wrong thing tend to remain timid even when they need to step up. The young generation is believed to hold the solutions to the challenges facing the world, only if they are confident enough to put a voice to their thoughts.
Students of IB are encouraged to be mindful of the culture of others, while at the same time be proud of theirs. Empathy, compassion, and understanding are all significant components of this education system. Students of different backgrounds and nationalities attend these schools. It is vital for students to be open-minded to the beliefs and cultures of other students. The IB education system includes educating students on the importance of tolerance.
The IB education system is streamlined to prepare students for adulthood and global responsibilities. It has been lauded and adopted by many countries because of its flexibility to cater to the unique nature of the students and the environment in which they interact.