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What is ITGS according to the IB Programme?

The IB Diploma Programme information technology in a global society course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of information technology on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitized information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts.

Strands that will be studied in depth in throughout this course:IMAG0127.JPG
1. Information technology(IT) is the study, design, development, implementation, support or maintenance of computer-based information systems.
2. Social and ethical significance refers to the effects that the development, implementation and use of information technology has on individuals and societies. Social impacts and ethical considerations are not mutually exclusive and are therefore categorized as a single entity. However, in general:

social impacts tend to refer to the effects of IT on human life
ethical considerations tend to refer to the responsibility and accountability involved in the design and implementation of IT

3. An information system is a collection of people, information technologies, data, processes and policies organized to accomplish specific functions and solve specific problems.




IB Mission Statement:
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


IB Learner Profile:
Inquirers
They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
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Knowledgeable
They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
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Thinkers
They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
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Communicators
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
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Principled
They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
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Open-minded
They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
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Caring
They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
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They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
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Balanced
They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
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Reflective
They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
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Citation of the Guide

IB Peterson House, Malthouse Avenue, Cardiff Gate, Cardiff Wales, comp. Information
Technology in a Global Society Guide. Jan. 2010. This is a guide from the
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme outlining the ITGS course goals.
Anthony Rowe Ltd., Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK.