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A sneak peek at the new digital society course

By James Greenwood, Jonathan Levin and Joel Adams Living and working in a digital society can be dizzying as new tools, media and platforms appear (and disappear) at seemingly breakneck speed. From the viral spread of “fake news” to social media algorithms designed to capture every moment of our attention, we need innovative lenses help […]

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Do schools put enough emphasis on physical education?

In the first of a two-part series, we look at how physical activity is vital for children’s health, wellbeing and development, and what we can do to encourage it Children aged 5-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily, recommends the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, globally 81% of [...]
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Developing real-world skills

York County School of Technology explains why it decided to offer the Career-related Programme to its students Career-related Programme (CP) students at York County School of Technology, Pennsylvania, USA, want to work in sectors as diverse as medicine, neuroprosthetics, personal training and automotive technology. They’re being helped to achieve their ambitions because of the CP’s […]

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Education is the spark

Some of the greatest ideas on education come from those receiving it. Using video conferencing, we brought together 12 IB students and alumni from all four corners of the globe, and asked them to analyse the key issues in education. The results are enlightening.

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Should exams be scrapped?

In the digital age where knowledge recall has become less important, the role of exams is being called into question. We discuss their future “Exams don’t assess abilities, they merely provide a snapshot of the knowledge an individual has been able to retain at that given point in time,” wrote Peter T Howe, Principal of UWC […]

2018 Alumni Voices

Graduate voices throughout 2018

Twelve IB alumni from around the world shared their stories throughout the year as part of our series of graduate voices. They gave advice to current students, reflected on their DP experience, their accomplishments and adventures since graduation.

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Where can World Philosophy Day lead you?

By Roger Sutcliffe It was World Philosophy Day on 15 November, a day conceived by UNESCO in 2005 and now entering its teens! There were philosophical events—even parties—across the world, celebrating philosophy as ‘an everyday practice that can transform societies’. Philosophy for Children (P4C) shows it can also transform schools. There are many ‘World Days’, […]