Ms. J. Gedeon
International Baccalaureate Coach
At Marshall School, we have adopted the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Organization. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Learner Profile Learner Profile
Students have voice, choice and ownership for their own learning.
When students have agency, the relationship between the teacher and students becomes a partnership. Students with a strong sense of self-efficacy bring a stronger sense of agency to the learning community• The learning community supports agency and fosters self-efficacy. When learners have agency, the role of the teacher and student changes; the relationship between a teacher and a student is viewed as a partnership. In school, students take responsibility for their learning and collaborate with teachers and other students to plan, present and assess learning needs. Teachers recognize students’ capabilities through listening, respecting and responding to their ideas. They make thoughtful considerations and decisions with an emphasis on relationships, dialogue and respect for one another.
Students demonstrate agency when they:
• influence and direct their own learning
• make choices
• voice opinions
• ask questions and express wonderings
• communicate understandings
• construct new meanings
• participate in and contribute to the learning community.