We are excited to announce the speakers for the first day of the Peterson Academic Symposium, to be held on the 23rd of April this year. Speakers will present TED-style talks on creativity in their fields and discuss ideas and concerns in a panel at the end of the day.
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The IB is inviting leaders in the field to the IB Peterson Academic Symposium 2015: Making time for creativity: why does it matter? Schools may submit a film that showcases creative practice or apply to become a speaker. The symposium will take place on 23 and 24 of April 2015.
In October of this year, the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposiumwill be held at the University of Hong Kong on October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them […]
The IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held on 9-10 October 2013 at Stanford University, will bring together a global group of admissions professionals to address current research and trends in university admissions.
The 2013 IB Higher Education Symposium is at Stanford University from the 9-10 October 2013. Developed to support senior admissions leadership to discuss globalization, student mobility, promoting access, and the preparation with which IB students enter university. Registration now open at ibo.org/recognition with ‘Early bird’ rates before 15 June 2013.
Frankfurt International School (FIS), Germany, thinks out of the box when it comes to inspiring creativity in writing and art. Each year, it gives students the opportunity to produce, and eventually publish, a book during a week-long Writing Symposium.
The Future Advancers of Science and Technology (FAST) program was created by Stanford University students to provide mentorship and scientific resources to students outside of school. Students at Andrew P. Hill High School receive support from FAST volunteer mentors to fund, develop and present their science projects.
By James Smith and Adrian Gan The approaches to learning (ATL) framework is a vital part of IB programmes — it gives them a common language to describe the core capabilities that students should develop, and challenges us to find coherent, rigorous ways to build students’ skills from Year 1 – 13. Yet it is also an […]
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 […]
This article examines the impact of Learning Labs on teacher collaboration, growth and leadership as well as student benefits. Learning Labs offer teachers an opportunity to host a small group of peers in their class, then reflect on the approaches to teaching and approaches to learning that were observed together.
In the digital age, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) competencies are essential for life and work—virtually all we know about the world beyond our immediate experience is conveyed through the media, and this emphasizes the need for media analysis. My presentation will focus on the conceptual framework that underpins MIL, and the critical analysis that […]
For over twenty years, I have been interested in the area of complexity and understanding surprises in environmental, medical and social issues. I would like IB students to understand that events can unfold in surprising and unexpected ways.
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year We asked experts in a variety of STEM disciplines about their area of work and what skills they consider the most important for IB science students to acquire. Here, Dr Mats Linder, Project Manager at the New Plastics Economy initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation shares […]
I am particularly interested in the analysis of the brain networks involved in higher brain functions such as memory and cognition. The most important skills that an IB science student can learn are logical thinking and …
The main theme running through my research activity is learning and teaching inquiry. I have focused primarily on the most complex level of inquiry – open inquiry. This method of learning inquiry may contribute significantly to understanding the essence of science and to developing scientific thinking. The most important skills that senior IB science students […]