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Friday, March 15 2019 - 19:56
New British School Jakarta's Principal Steps Up with Innovative Learning Methods for Middle Years
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

--British School Jakarta (BSJ) will implement IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) 
and IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) in August 2019.

The new British School Jakarta ( Principal, David 
Butcher, announced two new initiatives for the school's curriculum framework, 
the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) and the IB 
Career-related Programme (IBCP), starting in August 2019. 
David Butcher, The Principal of British School Jakarta

The IB MYP is a curriculum framework designed for student aged 11 to 16, with 
an emphasis on developing creative and critical thinkers. British School 
Jakarta will be implementing the MYP as a three-year program, leading into the 
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). After 
completing this path of study, students are well prepared to undertake the 
world renowned pre-University qualifications, the International Baccalaureate 
(IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP).

Centered on connecting students with society through the IB MYP, David is 
optimistic to consistently empower BSJ students to create change in the future. 
"It is incumbent on us to move forward, ensuring the school meets the 
educational needs of future populations. We need to develop the necessary 
skills, in our students, to nurture and challenge them to be their best, 
through the cutting edge of this new academic achievement," said Butcher.

The initiative now leads to a new BSJ collaboration with research scientist, 
Mette Boell from Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT), who provided 
training and workshops for staff and students, as part of their Compassionate 
Learning Systems. The program is led by the world-renowned MIT lecturer Peter 
Senge, the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning.

"Compassionate Systems represent one way to utilize the cognitive and affective 
aspects of the learner profile and the approaches to learning skills. Social 
and Emotional Learning (SEL), combined with an understanding of systems and 
complexity, can establish a cognitive and affective foundation for 
'international-mindedness'," said Mette Boell.

Butcher added, "The SEL also aligns with the new #morethanaschool mantra of 
BSJ, as we emphasise self-involvement to better prepare students competing in 
this rapidly-changing world."

Founded in 1974, BSJ has educated a community of over 50 nationalities in 
Indonesia. The school consistently sends its graduating students to the best 
universities around the world, including, the USA's Ivy league universities and 
the UK's Russell Group. 

Media Contact:

Hariman Chalid 

SOURCE  British School Jakarta

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   Caption: David Butcher, The Principal of British School Jakarta