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How to prosper with MYP personal projects: advice from MYP schools

By Laura England In the second in this series How to prosper with MYP personal projects, we look at this important culminating experience for students in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). Like any open-ended, student-centred inquiry, the MYP personal project requires thoughtful implementation followed by careful reflection and iterative improvements. This process is familiar […]


Top 10 blogs of 2017

IB World magazine editor Sophie-Marie Odum reveals the most-read stories within the IB community in 2017 Whether it was design thinking ideas, effective mindfulness techniques, or how to spot fake news, I’ve worked with the IB blog team to bring you this year’s hottest topics in education throughout the year. Below we look back at […]


Empathy turns to action

PYP student builds wells in Africa after learning that not everyone has easy access to water When PYP student Pearl Fisher learned that in some parts of the world girls must walk so far for water that they can’t go to school, play, or do many of the things she loves to do, she wanted […]

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The third culture generation

IB alum Lachezar Arabadzhiev grew up in an international environment, where everyone was multi-cultural and bilingual. But with the aid of social media and connectivity, he is seeing the defining attributes of “third-culture kids” expand beyond just expats and students with traveling parents.


My experience of TOK

DP student Sea Yun Joung shares with IB World how the TOK course makes an IB education unique and benefits him as a lifelong learner “Implicit”, “inquisitive” and “thought provoking” are just some of the words Sea Yun Joung, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student at Taejeon Christian International School (TCIS) in Korea, uses to describe […]

Leveraging Concept-based Learning in the Continuum (part 2)

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In this follow-up to my first post, I’m ‘thinking out loud’ about key concepts and global contexts in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). As before, I’d like to share strategies for continuing to explore interdisciplinary understanding between these two essential components of the MYP curriculum framework. Can global contexts inform key […]


Helping refugees feel at home

DP student establishes a successful German language instruction programme for Syrian refugees to make them feel welcome Living in a new country can be daunting for anyone. But if you have had to flee your home country due to conflict or war, settling into a new place is especially difficult. In Germany alone, there are […]