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DP grad JT Yeung: how to become a vlogger

One science communication course at the University of Melbourne gave DP alumnus JT Yeung the inspiration needed to dive into the world of YouTube vlogging. We speak with him to find out what skills he needed to create his first video essay and how the medium can be used by students.


Communication for a purpose

Communication can be understood as receptive, productive and interactive skills, but it cannot be kept in isolation or without purpose. I remember a few years ago taking a group of IB Diploma Programme (DP) students on an exchange trip to a francophone IB World School in Togo and their disbelief when I told them about […]

Ways that students become knowledge experts

By Luís Campos Ferreira, Olivia Kelly, Sarah Román-Quezada and Taila Senanu  The theory of knowledge course—more commonly known in the IB community by its abbreviation TOK—plays a special role in the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The course provides an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of knowledge, and on how we know what […]

Se busca habitación interior

By Magdalena Ibañez  No os diré que la escritura creativa es un sendero hacia el pensamiento o que estimula nuestro entendimiento: la dura obviedad siempre me fue esquiva. Es nube imprecisa, lluvia fugitiva desnudarte lento, con consentimiento, abrazar la brisa del conocimiento con palabras nuevas y voz primitiva. Es vida en trazos gruesos fragmentada cayado […]

Poetic words that count

By Nathan Omprasadham and Nimal de Silva What do mathematics and poetry have in common? Emotions are portrayed through poetry while mathematicians grapple with abstractness. But both mathematics and poetry seem to be searching for hidden patterns which ultimately ends up with beauty. Nathan Omprasadham, who is an IB Diploma Programme (DP) student of the Overseas […]

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A journey to self-discovery

In the Diploma Programme (DP) students often have to make choices about which subjects to take and each IB diploma graduate has a different story behind these decisions. Alumnus Cynthia Claudia tells us about how she shaped her journey through the DP.

Students visit the National Gallery in London. The paintings are both by Bronzino: An Allegory with Venus and Cupid and Portrait of a Young Man

Exploring cultural connections via history of art

By Helen Wilford Art history is itself the study of the rich heritage of visual arts produced by human societies. When studying it as an IB Diploma Programme (DP) course, students get a uniquely interdisciplinary experience, with links to a wealth of other studies: literature, religion, science, architecture, language, technology, anthropology, archaeology and theatre. IB World Schools […]