Global citizenship is stimulated via a range of different approaches
Global citizenship and international awareness are strengthened by the underlining values that we practice through our IST values, IPC learner goals and IB learner profiles. We encourage our students to embrace these goals, profiles and values. We integrate these in learning activities and use them to reflect on the students’ behaviour. Ultimately, by working on the different elements of the learner profile, our students learn to strengthen and expand their character. This process is different for every learner and we believe that this profile is not a goal in itself, rather a mirror and guide to grow oneself. Since in order to achieve more, it is important to know what one’s strengths and weaknesses are.
In our daily school practice, culture and different ways of looking at the world are common topics in the classroom. We learn to respect and understand each other’s perspectives. Through this reflection process we also study our own culture and foster open-mindedness. Being global citizens also means that our students practice leadership skills to actively contribute to the local and international context. Ultimately we aim for them to become leaders that inspire others and make a positive change to the world.