An increasingly globalized world requires a globalized way of teaching, especially in their formative early years.
International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a British curriculum and adopted over 1000 schools across 90 countries, is designed for young learners in international schools, keeping this objective in mind.
IPC focuses on a skills-based approach to prepare our children for the fast-changing world they will be living in. The principle of the IPC is to focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning goals which results in holistic, personalized learning while making the learning exciting, interactive and meaningful.
IPC is a thematic curriculum; each unit of work is based on themes which are relevant and appropriate for each age-group. Linking subjects means that children can make lots of connections with their learning. The more connections the brain can make, the better a child can learn.
IPC not only sets standards for structured learning in subjects (subject goals) but also weaves these subjects into development of personal goals. Personal goals underpin the individual qualities and dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st century. There are 8 IPC Personal Goals – enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability. Opportunities to experience and practice these are built into the learning tasks within each unit of work.
Unique to IPC are defined International Learning goals embedded across subject areas; in a world that is increasingly interconnected, IPC makes a point of assisting young learners begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international and intercultural perspective.