The 8 Key IB Concepts

FORM

What is it like? The understanding that everything has a form with recognizable features that can be observed, identified, described and categorized.

FUNCTION

How does it work? The understanding that everything has a purpose, a role or a way of behaving that can be investigated.

CAUSATION

Why is it like it is? The understanding that things do not just happen, that there are casual relationships at work, and that actions have consequences.

CHANGE

How is it changing? The understanding that change is the process of movement from one state to another. It is universal and inevitable

CONNECTION

How is it connected to other things? The understanding that we live in a world of interacting systems in which the actions of any individual element affect others

PERSPECTIVE

What are the points of view? The understanding that knowledge is moderated by perspectives; different perspectives lead to different interpretations, understandings and findings; perspectives may be individual, group, cultural or disciplinary

RESPONSIBILITY

What is our responsibility? The understanding that people make choices based on their understandings, and the actions they take as a result do make a difference

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