ISM Learning Framework


The International School of Myanmar is a competitive international school in Yangon providing a standards-referenced Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 education. Our curriculum culminates with the Advanced Placement program (AP) offered primarily in Grades 11 and 12.

Our teaching staff is international and our graduates attend reputable colleges and universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia and in other parts of the world.

A committee of department heads was formed in March of 2019 to review and revise the Learning Principles of ISM. The rationale behind this process was to ensure that these belief statements are truly visible in the day to day operations and curricular affairs of ISM. In connection with this process, the committee decided to use (with permission) the Seven Practices of Effective Assessment written by Jay McTighe and Ken O’Connor.

We believe that

  • Evolving learning and teaching strategies enrich and support student success (Contemporary Strategies)
  • Learning involves genuine collaboration between all stakeholders and the broader community (Community Involvement)
  • Personalized support services ensure student success (Student Support)
  • Innovative technologies enable students and teachers to create and reinvent evolving learning environments (Learning Technologies)
  • The culture of service intrinsic to life in Myanmar immerses students in meaningful learning experiences (Service Learning)
  • Students learn through adapting to the requirements of collaborative and timely environments. (Collaborative Encounters and Events)
  • Purposeful assessment informs authentic learning experiences (Assessment)
  • Learning in a socially-constructed space makes students aware of possibilities and variations (Social Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity)