The freedom to make important decisions and the knowledge to make them intelligibly. We believe that knowledge and wisdom gained through self-inquiry leaves a stronger imprint in one’s mind. Therefore, more than learning itself, we believe in the “spirit of learning”, sparked by curiosity and inquisitiveness is instrumental in becoming an engaged citizen of the world.
IB addresses the need for a holistic approach to education with a pedagogy that focuses on shaping internationally-minded individuals who are committed towards creating a peaceful world through inquiry, understanding and respect.
The IB programmes are tailored to bring out the best in every child and take into account the characteristics and preferences that are unique to the individual, while creating a learning environment that promotes collaboration and empathy. They cater to all age groups with programmes for the primary, middle and diploma years.
IB's Primary Year Programme (PYP) focuses on discovering the spark in budding minds during their formative years. It identifies their distinct facets and pivots the learning process around it to ensure that knowledge is assimilated in a manner they’re most comfortable with. PYP recognizes the brilliance of a mathematical theorem with the same fervor as it does the beauty of a sonnet or the passion of a football game. So, rest assured, not one child will feel the need to conform to a norm or bend to peer-pressure.
An inquiry-based, concept-driven approach ensures a sustaining relationship with learning that will further cement a strong foundation of education. It will prepare the students in making varied, vibrant career choices, and steel them for the complex, wondrous life choices beyond school.
The motto of the school ‘Learning is for Life’ creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and encouragement and provides opportunities that nurture each and every student’s talent and interest and allows them to bloom unrestrained. Children have an innate sense of wonderment that encompass all that they see around them. Their natural curiosity makes them excellent learners and this is beautifully integrated into the scheme of the Kindergarten curriculum. Children find space that they are free to express, explore and innovate.
The curriculum focuses on developing a whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Students are supported in developing 21st century skills, using a constructivist approach where students build on prior knowledge. The aim of IB programme is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. They do this by demonstrating the IB Learner Profile.
COCHINS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme / Middle Years Programme / Diploma Programme / Career-related Certificate (delete as appropriate) and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.