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Is the skills framework for mathematics in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) fit for purpose?

By Sarah Manlove The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is working on this question with MYP development staff to inform their mathematics curriculum review. To date, NFER has conducted an expert panel discussion and comparative curriculum analysis of MYP mathematics to GCSE, the mathematics curricula in Australia and Singapore, and the Common Core in […]

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Concept-based learning for today’s students

By Sebastien Barnard What’s the big idea? Concept-driven, inquiry-based learning Everyone talks about concept-driven, inquiry-based learning, but what does it look like in practice? What does the curriculum look like and what requirements can we imagine that might lead to the desired outcomes? How do we overcome the tyranny of content-driven classrooms and examinations? Contemporary […]

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Curriculum Connections enhances MYP delivery in US high school

Jennifer Hoover of Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS), Montgomery County, Maryland, USA is her county’s magnet coordinator and her school’s Diploma Programme (DP) Coordinator (RMHS offers MYP years 4 and 5 plus the DP). She explains how Curriculum Connections helped the IB teaching team there meet programme and curriculum requirements. Q: Why did you choose […]

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Be a risk-taker and implement MYP eAssessments

By Angela Brassington Are we risk-takers? Implementing eAssessments for our students at Munich International School (MIS) was an exciting new challenge. Both students and parents very quickly understood that these assessments tested the student’s ability to apply understanding, rather than just memorising facts. Many were excited to be involved. Onscreen exams support inclusion and the […]

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MYP approaches to learning skills in action

By Lucia Capasso Working at the IB is always exciting, but meeting IB teachers, students and coordinators always gives me a clearer purpose for the work I do every day in the office. Last week I visited a beautiful IB World School in the south of Germany, Munich International School (MIS). Video director Mikael Brain […]

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MYP moderation is coming of age

Are you wondering why the IB has made recent changes to moderation in the Middle Years Programme (MYP)? We thought we’d share some excerpts from a conversation between principal examiner for personal projects, Patricia Villegas, and the IB’s Head of MYP Development, Robert Harrison to give you a little more insight into the rationale for change and […]