Top Nav Breadcrumb

Archive | Conferences and events

dr-naji-professional-photo-3

How the DP aligns with a UAE national framework

Dr Naji Almahdi has forged many significant links between education and the labour market—both within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond—that are vital for technical and vocational education. On 8 November 2016, Dr Almahdi will be speaking at a free event, the Higher Education Forum in Abu Dhabi, to talk about his work and how two […]

mats-linder

Educating towards a circular economy

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 […]

zion-4

Inquiry-based learning and teaching in science education

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 […]

wsc-pic

Students find innovative solutions to global issues at IB World Student Conferences

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 […]

JavierValle_2016

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 […]

Siva image optimized for web 600pixels

Siva Kumari explains how the IB engenders the ethos of international-mindedness

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: […]

Peter Senge 1

The river in which we are swimming: Making sense of the global renaissance in education

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 […]

Thana Faroq picture

The power of untold stories in Yemen

Thana Faroq gave a powerful keynote speech about the power of storytelling at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Thana is an IB graduate from Yemen with a passion for telling the story of her homeland through photography. Her pictures reveal unheard narratives from the daily reality of […]