The World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), an international team academic tournament, aims to motivate students of all backgrounds to discover new strengths and practice new skills. Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Rhea Arora, Saidatul Zairin and Salma Tuffaha from The International School London (ISL) in Qatar, are preparing for the final “Tournament of Champions”.
Assessment Access and Inclusion Manager, Kala Parasuram, explores how the IB has developed its access and inclusion agenda, leading by example and taking the international community on this fundamental and important journey.
Get the inside story on the new design technology course. It aims to facilitate the development of students as designers, focusing on invention and innovation. Plus, see the work of Ting-Ting Chou a 2010 IB Graduate from NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand.
This year marked the 6th Round Square Collaborative Service Project, a joint-effort between several Indian IB World Schools. This post contributes to a series started in 2013, highlighting field trips and service projects completed by students at Pathways World School, Aravali.
Judith Joan Walker completed the full IB curriculum (PYP, MYP, and DP) in IB World Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and China. She went on to study film and film production in Australia and has now joined forces with her parents and brother to grow their family business; a social entrepreneurial venture, African Clean Energy (ACE).
Polly Peters, co-author of “Ten Tales from Different Cultures”, discusses the process of compiling ten stories from around the world into a collection for PYP readers and the power of stories.
“In my view, being an examiner is a type of fieldwork: it allows for a kind of participant/observation in the learning and assessment process that cannot be gained in any other way. The examining position provides a birds-eye view of what our students understand and are learning, and how their perspectives constantly change.”
Did you know that there’s a new addition to the IB continuum? The IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) began as a pilot program in 2004 and rolled out to all interested IB World Schools offering the Diploma Programme in 2012. In just two years, it’s expanded to 90 schools (and 480 students) worldwide and continues to grow.
Rafael Angel illustrates the transition students make from PYP to MYP. Rafael is a PYP, MYP and DP teacher at Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai, India.
In a new study conducted by Flinders University, researchers explored the well-being of students, ages 11-16 in Australia, who were enrolled in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).
In June, nine IB staff members took a service trip to the Philippines and discovered what it takes to make a real difference in the lives of others.
The IB has released a series of research studies this year, primarily exploring the impact of the Diploma Programme (DP), which is designed to prepare high school students for success at university and life beyond. Results show that IB graduates are more likely to persist through college, are prepared for college-level coursework, and demonstrate civic knowledge and skills.
Vandana Parashar, a PYP educator at Pathways School, Noida, India talks about exploring different forms of technology as part of the transdisciplinary theme How we express ourselves.
Coming off the heels of a career in banking, Ghanaian IB graduate Fred Deegbe chose a road less taken and built a company that strives to be the best at what it does