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How can we tackle the learning crisis?

At the World Bank Group annual meeting, leaders gathered to discuss the large gap in educational standards around the world. Ocie Grimsley watched via live stream to recap the possible solutions to the learning crisis brought forward by five panelists.

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Education is a way out: teacher training in refugee camps

The Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya is home to 183,543 people including a majority of school-age children. A shared initiative between the International School of Moshi (ISM),  Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Windle Trust, Xavier Projects, UNHCR, UNESCO and Moi University in Nairobi will bring highly skilled teachers to the camp.

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From trial to triumph

IB graduate Avery Coffey is using his past to change the future in education in this interview with IB World Magazine. He tells us how he plans to create a start-up to address education inequality for those with limited access to education.

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Developing real-world skills through the PYP exhibition

In the Primary Years Programme (PYP), students are encouraged to be curious and caring lifelong learners with the capacity to take responsible action. A crucial part of the programme is the PYP exhibition, a culminating in-depth and collaborative project held during the final year of the programme. A recently published study explores this keystone event […]

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Leveraging conceptual based learning

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In the first of a two-part series for teachers of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), I’m looking at the function of key concepts and global contexts in the MYP. I also explore two potential strategies for supporting interdisciplinary understanding. Setting the scene When students graduate from our schools, they enter […]

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Creating a dialogue about stress

Eleni Vardaki, IB Diploma Programme graduate-and-educator, sat down with fellow IB grad, Kleio Kartalis, to talk about the three biggest points of stress for IB Diploma Programme students. She offers her own recommendations and encourages schools to create a dialogue on the topic to support student success.