The International School of Düsseldorf was one of the first schools to offer the Diploma Programme. Some 40 years later, the school continues to believe in the IB pedagogy. When the International School of Düsseldorf (ISD) began to offer the Diploma Programme (DP) in 1977, one obstacle arose immediately: The local state government authorities did not recognize the programme […]
IB programmes develop confident, independent learners who are prepared to become leaders within their communities. These four vignettes are just one part of a series that introduces the IB continuum of education.
Alumna Haley Clasen looks back on her exam experience to encourage this year’s class of DP graduates to strive for success. She currently attends Messiah College and received her IB Diploma at Fishers High School, US.
By Neil Bunting This is the first part of a three-piece post: CAR: Challenge, accountability, rigour – three key attributes that my school is focusing on this year. Providing judicially considered challenge is essential in school, as preparation for real life, where we constantly experience being out of comfort zone. How do we feel about challenge? […]
Since Wendy Johnson became Principal at Glenunga International High School, in South Australia, she has worked with school leaders to radically transform it into one of the top-performing schools in the country. She shares her inspirational story with IB World magazine
As an IB parent and the Assistant Dean of Admission at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen has firsthand experience working with many IB graduates. She is excited to see how a student has taken on the IB and knows that IB students show very high success rates during their first year of university.
This article talks about what creativity is and why it is important; also it informs how to assess creativity and provides tips on how to take action.
By Emily VanderKamp and Lori Mack Lessons for international schools from new research An international school setting comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities. The diverse cultures and language profiles of students and staff can add an extra layer of complexity to all aspects of education, but these same factors can also set the stage […]
We invited IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduates to introduce us to topics and concepts from their field of expertise. Alumna Sofia Singler has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for the pursuit of a PhD at the Department of Architecture of the University of Cambridge, UK.
By Lucia Capasso Working at the IB is always exciting, but meeting IB teachers, students and coordinators always gives me a clearer purpose for the work I do every day in the office. Last week I visited a beautiful IB World School in the south of Germany, Munich International School (MIS). Video director Mikael Brain […]
Alumna Maham Kamal Khanum tells this year’s class “that when you look back a year from now on your own DP experience – yes, you will be able to recall all the memories of anxiety and stress – but it will stay with you as an experience you learn from throughout life.”
By Emily Vanderkamp New research explores the roles of principals and coordinators in schools offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). A recent study conducted by researchers at The University of Nottingham explored the links between school leadership and the implementation of the PYP. Using staff surveys and in-depth interviews, the researchers conducted case studies […]
Alumnus Sriram Subramanian is co-founder of Callido Learning, an education technology initiative created by IB Diploma graduates to develop 21st century skills for all students. He received his IB Diploma from Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
Four vignettes on how IB programmes ignite curiosity, intercultural understanding, and personal growth. IB World Schools are encouraged to share this resource.
Alumna Irene Sánchez Brualla reflects on how a strong global perspective and focus on international mindedness may help students approach today’s complex challenges.