To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled.
In this minor, students will increase their skills in critical reflection, concept-based curriculum planning, inquiry, and assessment in the context of teaching within an International Baccalaureate program. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of International Baccalaureate philosophy and curriculum elements, the articulation of International Baccalaureate programs and the relationship between national curricula and the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework. Successful completion of this minor fulfils the requirements of the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning.
The International Baccalaureate Education minor provides students with opportunities to critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and expand and apply in-depth knowledge of:
- policies, theories and practices related to international education and IB practice
- methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively
- theoretical and practical matters in education in such a way as to improve professional decision making
- IB curriculum, pedagogy and assessment policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes and student/client well-being
On completion students will be able to:
- evaluate contemporary evidence-informed knowledge of IB educational philosophy, practices, programs and contexts
- design curriculum and assessment for diverse learners and contexts in IB schools through the application of evidence-based knowledge, skills and dispositions
- compose and justify a professional philosophy that integrates IB pedagogy, approaches to learning and assessment methods in relation to at least one IB program
- discuss developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in IB education through application of high-level technical and communication skills
Program of study
To qualify for the minor in International Baccalaureate Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP, or better, in each topic according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
18 units comprising:
EDUC8821 IBMYP Curriculum Foundations (4.5 units)
EDUC9822 IBMYP Curriculum Processes (4.5 units)
EDUC9823 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the IB (4.5 units)
EDUC9830 IB Cores and Capstones (4.5 units)
It is recommended that students complete EDUC8821 IBMYP Curriculum Foundations as the first topic in this minor.