“In my view, being an examiner is a type of fieldwork: it allows for a kind of participant/observation in the learning and assessment process that cannot be gained in any other way. The examining position provides a birds-eye view of what our students understand and are learning, and how their perspectives constantly change.”
The IB has released a series of research studies this year, primarily exploring the impact of the Diploma Programme (DP), which is designed to prepare high school students for success at university and life beyond. Results show that IB graduates are more likely to persist through college, are prepared for college-level coursework, and demonstrate civic […]
Hout Bay International School in Western Cape, South Africa, uses its location and proximity to nature to encourage education of the whole person. In addition to offering a top-quality academic programme, the school enriches its curriculum by taking students hiking, surfing, and snorkeling.
Andrew Abrahamsen, an IB Diploma Programme student in New York, recently performed an original composition at Carnegie Hall. His piece, “Sanctuary”, was originally composed to fulfill an IB Music HL requirement.
IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, asks if we should be focused on quality rather than quantity in response to the tremendous pressure students and parents often feel to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels.
This research examines one of the central elements of the IB Diploma Programme, the theory of knowledge course, within an Australian context. Researchers from the University of Western Sydney investigated IB alumni and current DP student ratings of their critical thinking abilities. The study also explored student perceptions of the role of TOK in supporting […]
Damian Henderson teaches Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as French, he says: “Teaching the IB Diploma Programme at the Stephen Perse Foundation has lifted the lid on my teaching and given me and my students the freedom to explore the farthest flung corners of le monde francophone. Previously, I had quite a cautious teaching […]
If you know where you will be heading to university next year, check their admissions website to make sure you don’t miss out on a scholarship opportunity. We have already found dozens spanning seven countries and included IB guides for international students applying to universities abroad.
K.Guru Charan Kumar, IB ESS teacher at Pathways World School, Aravali discusses the importance of taking his IB students on field trips to gain practical experience.
A graduate of Kodaikanal International School in India, Rohit is on the cusp of launching Verdentum – a nonprofit social network that will connect and empower teachers and students to do good in the world ─ all over the world.
We speak with Rohit Pothukuchi about his experience as a student. Rohit is a lawyer and founder of the nonprofit social network Verdeuntum.
Alumnus Anne Christine Føllesdal, an IB Diploma graduate from Berg videregående skole in Oslo, Norway, reflects on her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and the profession’s big role in keeping humans healthy too.
Thanks to the work of students like Danike de Jager, the Westwood International School in Botswana has made rhino conservation and working with underprivileged youth into sustainable school projects. DP students team up with their peers at the International School in Stockholm working collaboratively to create awareness of the importance of rhino conservation and raise […]
When asked to describe the culture at Scotch College in Perth, Western Australia, Headmaster Dr Alec O’Connell says that the College, founded in 1897, embodies a culture of leadership and innovation while honouring the Scottish traditions of its founders. The key strategic driver is to develop boys of character with a strong self-understanding, a passion […]
We are already three months into the year and we can hardly believe how quickly time is passing by. Of course, time brings new experiences and new learning. We have just released a great new resource which will please many teachers and coordinators: The Examination paper and markscheme pack for November 2013.