Seventeen higher level (HL) science students from United World College (UWC) Maastricht joined us at the IB Global Centre in The Hague, Netherlands for our first IB Science Symposium in October 2016. They joined experts from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with expertise in areas like genetics, plastics and the […]
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In the digital age, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) competencies are essential for life and work—virtually all we know about the world beyond our immediate experience is conveyed through the media, and this emphasizes the need for media analysis. My presentation will focus on the conceptual framework that underpins MIL, and the critical analysis that […]
For over twenty years, I have been interested in the area of complexity and understanding surprises in environmental, medical and social issues. I would like IB students to understand that events can unfold in surprising and unexpected ways.
We asked experts in a variety of STEM disciplines about their area of work and what skills they consider the most important for IB science students to acquire. Here, Dr Mats Linder, Project Manager at the New Plastics Economy initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation shares his thoughts. Tell us about your area of work Plastics may […]
I am particularly interested in the analysis of the brain networks involved in higher brain functions such as memory and cognition. The most important skills that an IB science student can learn are logical thinking and …
The main theme running through my research activity is learning and teaching inquiry. I have focused primarily on the most complex level of inquiry – open inquiry. This method of learning inquiry may contribute significantly to understanding the essence of science and to developing scientific thinking. The most important skills that senior IB science students […]