This course focuses on the learner and learning in relation to developing knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes in their students. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the IB's program curriculum frameworks and the processes that underpin them. Students will develop practical knowledge of how the IB programs are designed, interpreted and implemented. This course has four primary domains: a focus on international education and the role and philosophy of the IB programs, the development of curriculum frameworks (aims and objectives), curriculum and instructional design and curriculum articulation.
Candidates who may take this course during this semester are:
- Year 1 Teacher Candidates (pre-service)
- Year 2 Teacher Candidates (pre-service)
- Any qualified teachers (in-service
Students must specify their intended specialization:
• Primary Years Programme (PYP)
• Middle Years Programme (MYP)
- Have an initial qualification that is the first degree of a university or other institution, or possesses a qualification and/or experience that is deemed equivalent. This usually refers to a Bachelor's degree. And;
- Have a recognized teaching qualification or be in the process of completing an education degree. The IBO does acknowledge that some experienced IB teachers may not hold a current teaching qualification. In such cases, a minimum of three years of full-time professional teaching experience in a government-approved/registered school is required.