“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
A PYP coordinator in an international PYP school in Russia describes the experiences of students in engaging with their PYP exhibition.
This article engages teachers to reflect on learning through play.
IB teacher shares the value of engaging students in creating their own assessment tasks.
New research from Dr. David Conley and a team of researchers from the Education Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) compared two groups of university students—International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme alumni and non-Diploma Programme alumni – and found that IB alumni are more prepared for the rigors of university studies.
The Alumni Advisory Council is composed of IB alumni representatives from around the world, meeting monthly via Skype beginning in September . The group collaborates to support the IB Alumni community and the development of the IB Alumni Network. A full description of the council is available within the application. The deadline for consideration is 31 July 2014.
The IB Store is offering three books in the Journeys series at a £5 discount in July.