This book not only examines what IB philosophy is, it also explores the relationship between IB philosophy and Chinese language and culture and introduces a lot of useful and creative teaching pedagogies and methodologies. Most importantly, this book fills the gap of implementing IB philosophy and pedagogy into Chinese language teaching.
Dr Ian Hill joined the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization in Geneva in 1993 as regional director for Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and became deputy director general from 2000 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to joining the IB he was head of a bilingual IB Diploma school in France and from1986 to 1989 was senior private secretary/advisor to the Minister for Education in Tasmania and represented Australian government ministers of education on the IB Council of Foundation in Geneva. In Australia he was teacher, deputy head and curriculum developer in the government school system, and university lecturer in education. He has published widely on international education and in 2005 co-authored with Jay Mathews, of the Washington Post, Supertest: how the International Baccalaureate can strengthen our schools. In 2010 his International Baccalaureate: pioneering in education (International Schools Journal Compendium vol 4) - a history of the IB - was published. He has been Visiting Scholar at the University of Hong Kong in 2014 and again in 2015 in the Faculty of Education; the major focus of his work was how to infuse IB philosophy and pedagogy into Chinese language teaching. Dr Mark Shiu-kee Shum is the Head of Division of Chinese Language and Literature and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He developed the MEd (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) Programme which received unconditional recognition from the IB that the graduates of the course can obtain an IB Certificate of Teaching and Learning. His research interests are Chinese language education, systemic functional linguistics and its application to teaching, text analysis, teaching of Chinese writing, assessment of composition and teaching Chinese as a second language. His major publications include Functions of Language and the Teaching of Chinese; Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas; Infusing IB Philosophy and Pedagogy in Chinese Language Teaching; Subject-specific Genres of Liberal Studies and the Skills of Expression; Appliable Linguistics: Language (in) Education in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, etc.
Part 1: IB Philosophy, Teaching and Learning Part 2: Implementation of IB Philosophy in Classroom Practice and Teaching Materials Development Part 3: Innovative Pedagogy in IB Chinese Teaching