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Interview with Santo Kurniawan

“My initial motivations were very practical and revolved around the kind of lifestyle that I thought teaching would offer me. What other job gives you so many days off?! But once I was in the role, I discovered that teaching is my passion.”   – Santo Kurniawan, teacher at Changun American international School

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PYP Practice: Curriculum and programming

Nathan Horne is currently teaching PYP physical education at ISS International School in Singapore. He leads workshops in the use of technology in PE to promote critical thinking and is passionate about advocating for 21st century physical education. He says: “At the start of any new school year having your yearly program set up and […]

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What makes IB teachers distinctive?

Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) recently set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher. Their findings support the assertion that IB teachers approach the whole student with inquiry-based instruction and the intention of shaping their students into socially responsible citizens.

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PYP: Embarking on a learning journey

This article originally appeared within Sharing PYP Practice. Jennifer Fenton is currently a Grade 4 teacher and team leader at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. She is a PYP workshop leader and has previously worked in Kenya and Canada as a teacher, administrator and curriculum coordinator.

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Century-old school adds IB to traditions

Founded in 1886, the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) is a Methodist institution and part of the ACS family of schools with over a century of tradition. A comparatively new addition to the school is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which includes about 900 of the school’s 3,000 students.

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International education – How do you define “international education”?

    The International Baccalaureate® (IB) chooses to define international education according to the following criteria. Developing citizens of the world in relation to culture, language and learning to live together Building and reinforcing students’ sense of identity and cultural awareness Fostering students’ recognition and development of universal human values Stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order […]