IB Instruction Should:

•Be significant, engaging, relevant and challenging
•Be conceptually based and contextually framed
•Involve students in a range of learning experiences that are planned through inquiry questions (factual, conceptual and debatable)
•Build on students’ prior knowledge
•Help students to develop attributes of the IB learner profile
•Include a summative assessment that gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of the unit
•Invite students to reflect on their learning and encourage them to engage in principled action.
From: From Principles Into Practice

Conceptual Framework:

•Helps students connect facts and topics to more complex, conceptual understanding

•Allows for transferring knowledge and understanding across disciplines and subjects

•Have important interconnections and overlapping concerns

•Concepts are universal, abstract, and timeless

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Based on “A Whole New Mind” by Daniel Pink, the way we process information has changed over time. In the 18th and 19th century, the ability to transcend content wasn’t really a focus. With the age of computers, before they came into the mainstream, we hadn’t really figured out how to organize all the information that was bombarding us. In the conceptual age, we started to organize content into concepts.

Conceptual learning is an important aspect of the IB program. Please click here for further explanation.