Over the past two decades, society has been changing at a dizzying pace. Globalization, a process of historic magnitude that involves worldwide integration in the technological, economic, political, social and cultural aspects of life, has become an undeniable reality. In the meantime, access to information has become simple and immediate.
Education, therefore, allows people to have a stable growth and development within this society, strongly influenced by the trends of an increasingly interconnected world. For all these reasons, it is our objective to rise to the occasion and prepare the students for their university and working life in this globalized world.
The International Private School Eurocolegio Casvi has been the pillar of the International Baccalaureate Community for more than a decade, due to its international educational programme that aims to develop students’ international way of thinking. “It is no longer enough for a pupil to learn languages. At Casvi, we go much further than that, because what we need now is for our students to learn to think big.” says Juan Luis Yagüe, our headmaster.
As education expert Gary Marx once said: “If people come together to think about what future they want to live in, that future will eventually come.
Trends in education: International Baccalaureate
The International Baccalaureate Organization was founded in 1968. There are currently more than 5,000 schools that follow this methodology. In Spain, there are almost 160. The development and expansion of the IB is important, because it allows its associated schools to keep abreast of the latest educational innovations and implement them in their classrooms.
As part of its constant commitment to the educational trends, Eurocolegio Casvi is one of the few schools in Spain that has implemented the IB Programmes Continuum, aimed at students from 3 to 19 years old. This means that the teaching/learning programme of Casvi is based on the PYP (Primary Years Programme); MYP (Middle Years School); and DP (Diploma Programme), which is unique for its academic and personal rigour.
The IB Programmes encourage students to excel not only in their studies, but also in their personal growth by inspiring them in the continuous pursuit of learning. “This educational trend gives them the competitive advantage they need to face the globalized world for which investigation, reflection and critical thinking are so necessary,” continues Juan Luis Yagüe.
In short, the IB, as a current trend in education, aims to help schools offer a holistic education, so that students can face challenges with optimism and open-mindedness; be confident; make ethical decisions; join with others in celebrating the condition that unites us as human beings; and be able to apply what they have learned to complex and unpredictable real-life situations.