Many would say we live in turbulent times marked by upheavals in many parts of the world. There is certainly a lot of confusion and misconception regarding the role of religion – especially Islam.
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 […]
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.
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 his thoughts. Tell us about your area of work Plastics may […]
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 […]
By Laura Wellesley Since bidding farewell in July to the latest group of IB students to attend an IB World Student Conference, we remain proud and delighted that such a wonderfully-engaged group of young people joined us to develop innovative solutions to some real, significant global issues. We welcomed 361 students to the two 2016 […]
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 […]
By Isela Consuegra In response to rapidly growing interest in IB programmes in Mexico*, the IB Association of Mexico (IBAMEX) decided to move a step forward in 2011 and become a provider of IB workshops. We’ve had such great success that we advanced further in 2015 with the launch of IBAMEX Week – a gathering […]
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US celebrated their 130th annual conference in November 2015. IB Director General, Dr Siva Kumari, was honoured to attend the event and joined a veritable “who’s who” of speakers from the world of education. We have taken some excerpts from Siva’s keynote speech—Intercultural Competence: […]
Simon Breakspear shared his concept of agile leadership in a high energy session at the 2015 IB regional conference for Africa, Europe, Middle East. His concept is a simple framework for action that will enable any leader to drive impactful change for better learning. His framework enables leaders to learn how to: Lead ‘radical incremental’ […]
David Perkins has a criteria for life-worthy learning: insight, ethics, action and opportunity. At the 2015 IB regional conference for Africa, Europe, Middle East. In his session Future Wise: Educating our children for a changing global world David explained that this criteria enables big idea focus and relevancy. He explains further that we all want […]
Have you ever been to a conference where the speaker has managed to get the whole audience singing Guns N’ Roses Knocking on heaven’s door? That is exactly what Pasi Sahlberg did during his keynote speech at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe, Middle East regional conference. Sharing ‘the Finnish way’ of education in his interactive […]
Peter Senge’s keynote speech provided an inspiring, enlightening and educating start to the second day of the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEM) regional conference in October. He talked about a global renaissance in education, explaining that “the way we live is a consequence of the way we are educated.” Peter described how the […]