Jane Drake, Head of Curriculum Innovation and Alignment, asks “how might education hope to solve the complex problems surrounding us? How can education tackle environmental issues, disease, social media, conflict, food security or financial crisis?” Complexity advisor Roland Kupers adds: “Deeply interconnected systems behave in ways that surprise. Whether it‘s the economy, social norms, the […]
Practice makes perfect, the popular saying goes. But can hours on the football field transform a student with two left feet into the next Pelé? Or must we accept that people are restricted by their natural attributes? Author and childhood development expert Ellen Booth Church says young children naturally practice when developing skills. For example, […]
A collaborative effort between teachers and parents can help highlight the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer female students, Trudy Norris-Grey tells IB World magazine at the everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing women in Technology event
Dinos Aristidou tells us about his interest in the relationship between the imagination and creativity. He will present at the 2015 Peterson Academic Symposium in April.
Why does creativity matter? Karen Kuhn of The Adam Mickiewicz University gives us a taste of what she will be presenting at the 2015 Peterson Academic symposium.
What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]
Jayne Pletser, Curriculum Manager for inclusive education, and Kala Parasuram, Assessment access and Inclusion Manager at the IB, talk to Sophie-Marie Odum about how schools can help remove barriers to learning The IB believes that an inclusive education is something every IB World School should embrace and work towards. Students should be prepared to exercise […]
If we want our children to do better academically and socially studying the arts could be the key to success. By ignoring arts education, we could be jeopardizing young people’s opportunities to achieve and to be creative participants in the 21st century.
Assessment Access and Inclusion Manager, Kala Parasuram, explores how the IB has developed its access and inclusion agenda, leading by example and taking the international community on this fundamental and important journey.
“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 […]