Creativity in IB programmes

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At the International Baccalaureate® (IB), we believe every person has the ability, and the right, to be creative.

By providing IB students with the tools to encourage creative thought and creative behaviours, our programmes help students to develop creativity and, in turn, to foster a commitment to lifelong learning.

Creativity is a key element of all four IB programmes. In the:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP), students are driven by their inquiry and creativity to develop deep understandings within their learning. A supportive teacher will encourage the learning process and acknowledge the play process to experiment creatively, towards developing understandings
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP), well-designed courses enable students to develop not only practical skills but also creative- and critical-thinking strategies. Students are encouraged to think creatively in the process of learning. without fear of failure
  • Diploma Programme (DP) and Career Programme (CP), students are encouraged and enabled to take creative risks and explore ideas – through both conventional and unconventional approaches. Each programme's focus on thinking critically and creatively enables students to analyse situations, revisit challenges, create possible solutions to problems, and be innovative.

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