Philosophy of Learning

The CAIS Philosophy of Learning gives all students holistic, challenging, inquiry-based learning experiences that facilitate not only the acquisition of knowledge, but the development of the soft skills and attributes necessary to develop fulfilled, successful and responsible global citizens who will help solve the many crises of the future.
 
At CAIS, all students are taught through one of the three IB academic programmes, the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (DP). The International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding, respect of diversity and global mindedness.

Constructivism

At their core, the IB programmes practice a constructivist approach to learning which supports and facilitates students to be an active participant in their own learning. Education is therefore not something that happens 'to' them, but something they are a part of and have responsibility for. 

"Only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual."

Jean Piaget

 

The International Baccalaureate® (IBlearner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

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Holistic Learning

Students at CAIS study a wide range of academic subjects through the IB programmes including Visual Arts, Drama and Music. Students also benefit from learning through a wide range of activities outside the classroom.

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