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Too many independent schools are scared of the word ‘vocational’

By Mark Waldron I think independent schools in the UK fear the word ‘vocational’. However highly-rated qualifications like BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council) are by employers and universities, they remain widely misunderstood and often discounted as inadequate by the parents who influence decisions in independent school curriculums. Vocational or professional learning remains a hot […]

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Service learning? Great! But how to make the right choices?

By Emmanuelle Werner Service learning is a key element of the creativity, activity, service (CAS) within the Diploma Programme (DP) and also a component of the Career-related Programme (CP) core. It is a wonderful opportunity for students, however, service learning has to be done the right way. Here, at Friends International, we recognize that good […]

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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.

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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 […]

A perfect match for a mission

Case study: Career-related Programme (CP) With more than 4,000 students, GEMS Wellington Academy-Silicon Oasis has had to consider thoughtfully how to provide relevant and meaningful learning opportunities for all. Offering the Career-related Programme (CP) has provided a satisfying choice for those who have a specific career pathway in mind. The CP has been offered at […]

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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 […]

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Preparing students for a bright future

IB World investigates how the IB Career-related Programme (CP) is helping students reach their full potential, while providing a solution to future job market needs Combining academic subjects with personal interests and skills could be the secret recipe to success that helps students thrive in their careers. Take Greenfield Community School in Dubai for example. […]