“In my view, being an examiner is a type of fieldwork: it allows for a kind of participant/observation in the learning and assessment process that cannot be gained in any other way. The examining position provides a birds-eye view of what our students understand and are learning, and how their perspectives constantly change.”
In June, nine IB staff members took a service trip to the Philippines and discovered what it takes to make a real difference in the lives of others.
Following in her grandfather’s footsteps, Amelia Peterson has found inspiration in the world of education leadership. She shares her insights on the topic and explores how Alec Peterson, who laid the foundation for the IB forty six years ago, would perceive today’s education landscape.
This post is an excerpt from a post entitled “Don’t lock me into 8 key concepts” by Shannon O’Dwyer. The full post explains concepts in a nutshell and why concept-driven teaching is both easy and hard. This excerpt provides an insight into how teachers can make it happen.
There is a buzz in the room as 11 year olds sit in groups around large sheets of butcher paper, talking animatedly. I like visiting this classroom, seeing how the two teachers collaborate and the children engage in their learning. Today they are brainstorming the big ideas in Sharing the Planet, one of the transdisciplinary […]