Five decades ago in 1968 Inspired by a spirit of hope in the post-World War era, the IB pioneered a movement for international education. Our founders saw a need for an international approach to education, which would bring young people together with the skills, values and knowledge necessary to build a more peaceful future. 2018 […]
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 […]
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 […]
IB educators around the world share their most inspiring and innovative lessons with IB World magazine As the end of 2017 draws near, it offers educators an ideal opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months. Below educators share their most memorable lessons, which engaged and equally challenged their students. This was the most successful […]
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 […]
The problem is that too often, and in too many ways, current systems of mass education are a catastrophe in themselves. Far from looking to the future, too often they are facing stubbornly towards the past.” – Sir Ken Robinson, Out Of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative. The skills needed to thrive in modern societies […]
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.
In this article you will find a sample self-assessment rubric showing the connection between the PYP attitudes and action.
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 […]
An MYP student with a visual impairment has excelled in the MYP eAssessment. The IB’s Dr Kala Parasuram tells IB World magazine how making the examinations accessible was a learning experience for everyone When the Middle Years Programme (MYP) e-Assessment launched in 2015, it represented an important milestone for the IB. It was the IB’s […]
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 […]
A memorable experience at age 14 turned an IB graduate into a lifelong service activist Nicole Hon, from Hong Kong, still remembers the day her father took her on a Lions Club International service project at age 14. They visited local cage homes, which are cages stacked on top of each other, measuring 6ft by […]
What impact did theory of knowledge (TOK) have on your experience of the IB Diploma Programme? Senior curriculum strand manager Jenny Gillett invites you to share your story for our 50th anniversary year.
These Diploma Programme (DP) graduates wrote about their experiences throughout the course of 2017, sharing stories that are unforgettable.
This article is written by a physical education (PE) teacher from a PYP candidate school in Australia sharing her journey of connecting PE into a programme of inquiry.
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 […]