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Teaching course for IB Primary Years programme

Published on Apr 23, 2014 7:46 AM

An early childhood training institute has tied up with an Australian university to certify teachers for the International Baccalaureate (IB).

The year-long course will equip teachers to impart the IB curriculum to three- to 12-year-olds. It will be conducted by faculty from the University of Melbourne (UOM) as part of a partnership with the Asian International College (AIC).

The course, the first of its kind here, will take in its first batch of 20 students in July and will be conducted on a part-time basis. Participants - they must have an undergraduate degree or a teaching qualification - will be taught by UOM faculty, who will visit here every three months.

Coursework covers areas like the use of assessment in helping students learn through projects, practical work and reports, as well as the principles of an inquiry-based curriculum.

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