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Transforming refugee children into active learners

Former DP teacher Margarita Mansola tells IB World magazine how the power of education changed the lives of many refugee children More than 1,500 refugees were transferred to Helliniko—a temporary, emergency refugee camp in Greece—when Macedonia closed its borders back in November 2015. Since closed down, it was a makeshift camp built in Athens’ old […]

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River clean-up wins award

Ongoing CAS project is working to provide a safer, non-polluted environment for the community It was impossible to ignore the bad smell from the unsightly Dahisar River, in India, which is situated next to Singapore International School, Mumbai. The river is highly polluted as industrial waste and sewage is regularly dumped there. To improve the […]

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Music teacher hits high note after secret student nomination

Proudly telling the world about our inspiring educators in our 50th anniversary year We are delighted to announce that since interviewing music teacher and IB examiner, Renée McCarthy for this post about her nomination for a prestigious teaching award, she has been announced as the winner! Renée teaches at Woodcroft College, Australia where her students […]

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My experience of TOK

DP student Sea Yun Joung shares with IB World how the TOK course makes an IB education unique and benefits him as a lifelong learner “Implicit”, “inquisitive” and “thought provoking” are just some of the words Sea Yun Joung, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student at Taejeon Christian International School (TCIS) in Korea, uses to describe […]

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Helping refugees feel at home

DP student establishes a successful German language instruction programme for Syrian refugees to make them feel welcome Living in a new country can be daunting for anyone. But if you have had to flee your home country due to conflict or war, settling into a new place is especially difficult. In Germany alone, there are […]

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Making the case for an IB education through research

Working with leading university researchers from around the world, we conduct rigorous studies about the impacts of our programmes on students, teachers and schools. Given the increasing importance of data in the education field, research can be helpful in making the case for IB programmes. This new resource highlights global research key findings across the […]

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Snapshots of Brussels

CAS project aims to understand the forgotten communities of Brussels through storytelling After the terrorist attacks in Brussels in 2016, the mood in the country was sombre. So, IB Diploma Programme (DP) students at a local school decided to highlight the many good people trying to make Brussels a better place. The documentary Snapshots of […]

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The first month of the DP

What can students expect when they sit down in an IB Diploma Programme (DP) classroom? These four activities stretch across subject groups and will likely define the classroom experience in the early weeks of the DP.

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From trial to triumph

IB graduate Avery Coffey is using his past to change the future in education in this interview with IB World Magazine. He tells us how he plans to create a start-up to address education inequality for those with limited access to education.