At Heritage, we have adopted the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum with clear processes and specific learning goals for every subject. It promotes international mindedness and personal learning.
The IPC has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. Learning with the IPC takes a global approach, helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The IPC is used by schools in more than 80 countries around the world. It allows for great learning, great teaching and great fun.
It covers Science, History, Geography, Communication, Technology, Society, Technology, and some aspects of ICT, Art, Music and P.E.
'International Mindedness' is very important for International schools. First, it is an approach that sets out to develop understandings of our similarities in addition to an acceptance of our differences and an ability to live together within those differences.
Second, it is an approach that accepts the need to define the knowledge, skills and understandings which lead to an international mindset as rigorously as it accepts the need to define the learning outcomes for individual curriculum subjects. In doing so, it is an approach which is prepared to put as much energy into focusing on the detail of knowledge and skills as it does on enjoying the pleasure of eventual understanding.
Third, it is an approach which is as much about developing a formal curriculum and supportive systemic curriculum and management structures as it is about creating an emotional and cultural awareness and attachment to international mindedness. (https://www.greatlearning.com/members/documents)