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Where can World Philosophy Day lead you?

By Roger Sutcliffe It was World Philosophy Day on 15 November, a day conceived by UNESCO in 2005 and now entering its teens! There were philosophical events—even parties—across the world, celebrating philosophy as ‘an everyday practice that can transform societies’. Philosophy for Children (P4C) shows it can also transform schools. There are many ‘World Days’, […]

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Becoming an IB World School: the Russian way

A school in Russia explains how it has integrated state curriculum with IB programmes, resulting in improvements in the quality of student learning Around 30 state schools in Russia have implemented IB programmes as part of a pilot by the Russian government to raise education levels and provide students with the best opportunities. One of these is the School Of Young Politicians—Gymnasium 1306 (SYP), which serves the families of the Ramenki district […]

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Supporting learning English as an additional language

This article is based on real-life experiences with the Primary Years Programme within a Chinese context in a bilingual candidate school. The article looks at the cultural dimensions as well as the structural changes within the organization to make it not only culturally relevant, but also to support learning English as an additional language.

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Deepening transdisciplinary learning through conceptual connections: A single-subject approach to exhibition

In looking for a way to deepen student understanding of concepts, while still maintaining fidelity to the single subjects, this article shows the work of the physical education (PE) department to create conceptual connections while focusing on knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings pertaining to PE and beyond.