International Mindedness is a core value of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. It is a concept that aims to develop students' awareness and understanding of different cultures, perspectives, and global issues. In order to inculcate international mindedness in IB, here are some suggestions:
IBDP Faculty at CPGIS encourage students to question assumptions and to think critically about the information they encounter. This is done in our classrooms by engaging students in debates, discussions, and research projects that require them to analyze different viewpoints.
We at CPGIS are aware that it is important to create a safe and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued and respected, regardless of their cultural background or beliefs. IBDP Faculty at CPGIS, achieves this by promoting open communication, active listening, and empathy.
IBDP students at CPGIS are given opportunities to interact with people from different cultures through online exchanges, and guest speakers. This helps our students to develop a deeper understanding of the complexities of the world and the different perspectives of others.
Learning a new language can be a powerful way to develop international mindedness. Students at CPGIS are encouraged to learn languages other than their native tongue which is then recorded as a Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) experience for them in their CAS portfolio.