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Do you know why you decided to become a teacher?

Following his keynote presentation at the IB Conference in Barcelona, in October 2016, Peter Docker – who works with Simon Sinek and the ‘Start With Why’ team – tells IB World how IB teachers can find their ‘why’ and help students do the same


The impacts of the MYP and DP in Spain

Would IB programmes work in your context? Learn from the experience of IB World Schools in Spain. Growing interest in IB programmes in Spain, particularly among state sector schools, inspired researchers at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Autonomous University of Madrid) to investigate the implementation and impact of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma […]

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Making the exhibition happen

This article is about how a PYP school in Peru took the PYP exhibition further than simply incorporating the elements of inquiry, action and reflection by embracing transdisciplinarity, technology and design, and sustainability. It also shows authentic real-world tasks that were a critical part of students’ experience.


Where do ideas come from?

Nothing is original. We create through experiment, struggle and learning from others” It’s actually as much a theory of knowledge (TOK) question as a visual arts one, like many of the deeper questions in life. I could follow it up with some knowledge questions such as: To what extent is creativity informed by research? To […]


Recognising the work of MYP teachers during Middle Level Education Month

By Robert Harrison In the late 1980’s, about the same time that the International Schools Association was developing what would become the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), another group of visionary educators consolidated the world’s best thinking about the schools that middle level learners deserve. This work—now carried on by the Association for Middle Level […]

Learning with students on the future of science education

Seventeen higher level (HL) science students from United World College (UWC) Maastricht joined us at the IB Global Centre in The Hague, Netherlands for our first IB Science Symposium in October 2016. They joined experts from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with expertise in areas like genetics, plastics and the […]