The Philippines has been embracing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme as an opportunity to escalate the global academic competence of Filipinos and foreign students residing in the country. Educators widen their teaching scope in line with the goal of this programme which is to offer an intensive preparation for top universities abroad. Students and educators from the IB community work together to understand the diverse landscape of the academe field through “differences” that makes learning more fun and dynamic.
The International Baccalaureate Organization spotted Mr. Jude Russel Cuntapay, a History teacher from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) to share his life in the academe – his vision and journey to “cultivating international mindedness” through IB. In his write up, Mr. Cuntapay raised the question, “To what extent do we manage to instill international mindedness in our approaches to teaching and learning?” – a question looking for not just answers but solutions to revolutionize academic programs and culture securing a worldwide outlook. Mr. Cuntapay also called out for fellow educators to submit themselves to progress and deepen their understanding of the ever-changing ways students cope up from lessons and how this present time changes the course of learning for both. Mr. Cuntapay expands the goal of IB by spearheading student delegations such as the SISC Model United Nations and teaching career benchmarking with his recent fellowship experience at the University of Montana through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative(YSEALI). Outside the school’s vicinity, he also demonstrates a strong social responsibility by actively participating in campaigns that will shape him as an environmentalist.
Read his write up through this link: https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2019/09/20/learning-beyond-borders/