We are urgently looking for additional examiners for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) film course for the May 2019 examination session and beyond. Gaining marking experience as an IB Examiner is an excellent professional development opportunity and can also enhance your teaching and widen your perspective. All work can be completed from the convenience of […]
We invited DP musician, arts and athlete alumni to talk about their DP experiences. DP alum Alejandro Viramontes talks to us about IB music Higher level (HL), making music, and supportive environments in this inspiring article about transforming dreams into reality.
Las Majulinas foundation pays tribute to the life of Maju Maisterrena and the IB values she learned at Colegio San Ignacio in Cordoba, Argentina. When María José (Maju) Maisterrena, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Río Cuarto, Argentina, died in a car accident in 2013 just after finishing her degree, her family and friends were […]
A number of prominent US universities are implementing test-flexible admissions by de-emphasizing standardized tests like the ACT or SAT. We speak with two universities who have adopted this policy.
Exam results for the November 2018 session have just been released for Diploma and Career-related Programme students. Congratulations to everyone collecting results. You can follow these top tips to make sure you can access your results easily.
A CAS project in Kazakhstan is empowering children with disabilities Imran Kaliyev is helping children with disabilities feel like superheroes. As part of his creativity, activity, service (CAS) project, he is working with a company that makes prostheses that are personalized to meet the needs of individuals. “One child asked me to create an arm […]
By James Greenwood, Jonathan Levin and Joel Adams Living and working in a digital society can be dizzying as new tools, media and platforms appear (and disappear) at seemingly breakneck speed. From the viral spread of “fake news” to social media algorithms designed to capture every moment of our attention, we need innovative lenses to […]
Children aged 5-17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily, recommends the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, globally 81% of school-going adolescents (aged 11-17) are not active enough.
By Louise Badham It has been claimed that we live in a world of “post-truth politics”. Ours is a globalized and interconnected world where the power of social media is embraced in political campaigns and “appeals to emotion are dominant and factual rebuttals or fact checks are ignored”. In the turbulent arena of international politics, […]
Some of the greatest ideas on education come from those receiving it. Using video conferencing, we brought together 12 IB students and alumni from all four corners of the globe, and asked them to analyse the key issues in education. The results are enlightening.
A global study of IB alumni found that the IB has the potential to powerfully shape the lives of students who participate in its programmes. View the research that makes this possible.
In the digital age where knowledge recall has become less important, the role of exams is being called into question. We discuss their future “Exams don’t assess abilities, they merely provide a snapshot of the knowledge an individual has been able to retain at that given point in time,” wrote Peter T Howe, Principal of UWC […]
We invited the alumni network to join us in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 October 2018 to meet with IB leadership and to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The event brought together IB graduates in a way that we had never done before
Twelve IB alumni from around the world shared their stories throughout the year as part of our series of graduate voices. They gave advice to current students, reflected on their DP experience, their accomplishments and adventures since graduation.
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’, […]