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Cooking up international mindedness

We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Lay Wah Carolina Ching is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. She is now an educator and writes to us from her home in Ecuador.  By Lay Wah Ching I would like to […]

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How does a DP school manage to be both tightly focused and highly flexible?

By concentrating on the needs of DP student, Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala, has served them well—and helped its programme attract more students. As a good Diploma Programme coordinator, Biju Baby asks as many parents as possible about why they are interested in sending their children to his school, Cathedral Vidya School (CVSL) in Lonavala, India. One […]

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A predominantly female school not all female

The Diploma Programme helps both Tonbridge Grammar School and its students to grow and be the best they can be. A predominately female environment presents special challenges for a school. Knowing that many girls lack self-confidence, the response of Tonbridge Grammar School (TGS) in Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, is to provide the Diploma Programme. “We […]

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Five things to remember as you enter university

We invited IB Diploma graduates to reflect on post-IB life and offer perspectives on topics of their choosing. Alumna Ruth Donaliya Mwangase is one of this year’s cohort of alumni contributing authors. After going through university to earn both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal […]

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Four secret lessons from IB exams

Alumna Irene Sánchez Brualla offers her perspective on making the best of the time between receiving results and heading off to the next phase of your life. She graduated from the Diploma Programme in 2009 from I.E.S. Santa Clara in Santander, Spain.

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Supranational Policies of Education at IB conference

Javier M Valle suggests that in a postmodern society, with globalization as a main characteristic, different human groups—with particular values and cultures, but living in a very close interdependent world—face two risks. On one hand, absolute relativism, and on the other hand, the imposition of a unique thought. Ahead of Javier’s keynote speech on this […]

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Concept-based learning for today’s students

By Sebastien Barnard What’s the big idea? Concept-driven, inquiry-based learning Everyone talks about concept-driven, inquiry-based learning, but what does it look like in practice? What does the curriculum look like and what requirements can we imagine that might lead to the desired outcomes? How do we overcome the tyranny of content-driven classrooms and examinations? Contemporary […]

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The power of introverts

IB World magazine investigates how IB teachers can nurture the power of introverts in their classroom and encourage students to step out of their comfort zone, gaining the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments