IVANA VUKMIRICA BAĆANOVIĆ, Head of Secondary Department, Rudjer Bošković School: STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

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In the short period of time, Rudjer Bošković School made the significant progress towards the excellence in education by delivering extensive plan of activities fulfilling its mission that is inspiring learners to become honorable, principled, knowledgeable and caring individuals, capable and willing to make considerable contributions to their local and world-wide communities.

Since its foundation “Rudjer” promoted contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. Within the school community, very soon the programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organization were soon recognized for its unique educational philosophy and rigorous assessment at the end of the secondary school. In 2006 IB Diploma Programme was implemented, aimed at students aged 16 to 18. From 2016, Rudjer Bošković School is the candidate school for the IB Primary Programme (ages 5 -12) and the IB Middle Years Programme (ages 11-16). The introduction of these programmes implied the rigorous process of implementing standards and practices that assure high quality education. Classes at Rudjer Bošković School are sized optimally (approximately 20 students), which gives additional opportunities for teachers to meet students’ individual learning habits and needs.

“Classrooms, laboratories and other school facilities are designed so that they motivate students to explore, investigate, experiment, create and search for new and different paths thorough knowledge, skills and attitudes”, says Ms Ivana Vukmirica Baćanović, Head of Secondary Department, Rudjer Bošković School. “The variety of learning experiences such as school trips, student exchange programs, interdisciplinary projects and global engagement encourage students to become independent and versatile learners.”

What are the benefits for students educated in the IB programmes?

— The findings from the IBO indicate that Diploma Programme (DP) graduates complete college faster than their peers, feel more prepared for college-level coursework involving research, and are more able to cope with demanding workloads and time-management challenges. Also, IB Diploma programme students are more likely to enroll top universities and students who attend Primary and Middle Years Programme outperform in many areas compared to other students. At the same time, the comprehensive and modern program of professional development makes sure that all teachers are the role models for their students. They are knowledgeable in their fields but also about developing skills in students, they are inquirers, caring, and great communicators, principled, open minded and reflective. These characteristics are also fostered in total student cohort through the process of teaching planning.

THE CURRICULUM

At our school, the IB Primary Programme is offered to students from the age of 5. Student is in the centre of the learning process and the curriculum is transdisciplinary and flexible enough to accommodate the national curricula. Knowledge is acquired through six transdisciplinary themes: Who we are, Where we are in space and time, How we express ourselves, How the world works, How we organize ourselves and Sharing the planet. MYP is a framework that encourages students to create practical connections between what they learn in school and the world in which they live. The content of the Middle Years Programme is divided into eight subject groups, so that students are provided with sufficiently broad and balanced education. MYP subject groups are: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Design, Arts, Physical and Health Education. The final two years, the Diploma Programme, result with final, external examinations after two years programme study. I can proudly say that our graduates continue their education at top universities such as UCL, Warwick University, London School of Economics, Honk Kong University, Bocconi.

C O N T A C T
OS ”Rudjer Bošković”
Kneza Višeslava 17, 11000 Beograd
+381 11 35 444 17, office@boskovic.edu.rs,
www.osboskovic.edu.rs

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