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 […]
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.
Parents at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, Hawaii, joined Lower School Principal Majken Johansson to delve into John Barell’s book Did You Ever Wonder: Fostering Curiosity Here There and Everywhere. Majken tells us all about the group’s experience. Q: What practical advice did the group learn from the book? We discovered lots of practical ideas to use at home […]
New research conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong sheds light on the university destinations and ‘readiness’ of students who graduated from IB World Schools in China. More than 61% of the cohort chose to attend a university in North America; 51% of the graduates selected a university in the […]
Congratulations to all 2013 candidates from both November and May for their success over the course of the year. Earlier this week, more than six thousand IB diploma and certificate graduates received their results from the November examination session.
This project involved a series of studies on the extended essay by researchers from McGill University in Canada, Warwick University in the United Kingdom and the University of Virginia in the United States. The overall aim of the project was to explore the learning outcomes attributable to the International Baccalaureate (IB) DP extended essay in […]
What is civic-mindedness? How does the IB play a role in encouraging individuals to reach out and help their community? A recently released research project examines these questions.
Funding Opportunities: The Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is awarding scholarships to Singaporean nationals and permanent residents planning to begin an undergraduate education in Economics. Scholarships will be awarded to students seeking their economics degrees from top universities in Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) recently set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher. Their findings support the assertion that IB teachers approach the whole student with inquiry-based instruction and the intention of shaping their students into socially responsible citizens.
Denise Michel is the Primary Years Programme coordinator and vice-principal at the International School of Hout Bay in Capetown, South Africa. The school is one of two in the country that offer the PYP and the only one to offer the Diploma Programme. Michel was instrumental in implementing the programme at her school, which she […]
In his daily life as an IB coordinator at Colegio Pestalozzi (Colegio Suizo del Peru) in Peru, Ramiro Febres works to improve access to an IB education for as many students as possible regardless of their personal circumstances. He also is the president of the Peruvian Association of IB World Schools (La Asociación de Colegios […]
Yokohama International School in Japan is one of four IB World Schools participating in the Open World Schools pilot. The pilot is exploring how an authentic IB Diploma Programme (DP) experience can be extended to students online, who would otherwise be unable to access an IB education.
Students who attend UBC for the 2013 IB World Student Conferences will be able to explore one of North America’s most sustainable buildings, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability(CIRS). The building not only uses solar and wind energy to generate electricity, it filters and purifies rain water and waste water. Rainwater is collected and […]
As part of a study conducted by University of Virginia (U Va.) researchers, a group of 1,045 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme alumni—all U Va. undergraduates—participated in a research project that sought to gain understanding about how students’ research activity in the IB Diploma Programme contributed to their U Va. research experiences and outcomes. In particular, […]