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On reflection: how the MYP found its identity

Within the framework of the enhanced IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), Caroline Rennie says that the programme has found its identity. Since the programme officially completed its seven-year review cycle—MYP: Next chapter—on 1 January 2017, Caroline has reflected on the programme and finds both academic rigour and a love for learning within the framework. Eleni […]

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MYP winners! Academic honesty film competition

In 2016, we invited students from the Middle Years Programme (MYP),  Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) to take part in the Academic Honesty Competition. Students were asked to submit a poster or short film either individually or as part of a team. The results were outstanding and the standard of films and posters was exceptional. Choosing […]

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Recognising the work of MYP teachers during Middle Level Education Month

By Robert Harrison In the late 1980’s, about the same time that the International Schools Association was developing what would become the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), another group of visionary educators consolidated the world’s best thinking about the schools that middle level learners deserve. This work—now carried on by the Association for Middle Level […]

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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 […]

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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 […]