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First the learning, then the building

By Andrew Derry How do we educate our students for their future? Should we imagine, design, build and open a brand new, state-of-the-art, school?  After all, how can we expect to develop learning to meet the needs of 21st-century learners when the buildings we work in still follow the same ‘industrial’ concepts we have used […]

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Top moments for international education in 2016

If you watch or read the news, you’ll know 2016 has been an eventful year for lots of great – and some not so great – reasons. But there have been many uplifting and memorable moments in international education, including new partnerships, campaigns and strategies to ensure quality education is available to all.

‘Reaching out’ and ‘reaching in’ by fostering international-mindedness

International-mindedness is the bedrock of the IB approach. While we in the IB community understand its importance, it can be a challenging concept to define, develop and assess. To shed more light on the practice of international-mindedness, researchers from the University of Bath conducted an in-depth, multi-programme study in nine IB World Schools around the […]

Graffiti energizes a creative learning environment

When you walk towards the film classroom at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington Virginia, USA, you are met with a visual feast of energetic and colourful walls of graffiti. Diploma Programme (DP) film students embrace this space where they’re engaged and inspiration can flourish. We invited film teacher Rosa Reyes and artist Mas Paz to […]

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Classroom goals for 2017

IB teachers share their plans, hopes and aspirations for the year ahead From finding new ways to engage students with the IB Learner Profile to creating a more exciting learning environment, IB teachers are already thinking about how they can improve learning and teaching over the next 12 months. “I want to make the classroom […]