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, […]
In this article you will read about how Primary Years Programme students demonstrated choice, voice and ownership through making connections between two transdisciplinary themes. When ownership is given to learners, the results are endless and the learning is fun—that is what they discovered.
In part two of our feature on sustainable schools, we showcase some of the environmental projects that IB students are involved in 1. Create a school garden “A sustainable school garden, or the ‘living classroom’ as some people call it, is the perfect holistic playground and it enables students to reconnect with the natural world helping […]
York County School of Technology explains why it decided to offer the Career-related Programme to its students Career-related Programme (CP) students at York County School of Technology, Pennsylvania, USA, want to work in sectors as diverse as medicine, neuroprosthetics, personal training and automotive technology. They’re being helped to achieve their ambitions because of the CP’s […]
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.
This article outlines the opportunities and impact of taking a collaborative approach to planning and reviewing the programme of inquiry with a learning community in an Indonesian context, while mapping its national curriculum requirements to the Primary Years Programme scope and sequence documents.
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’, […]
We asked IB alumni to offer their best advice for making the transition from IB life to university life. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Vidish Parikh is a 2016 alumnus of Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada and now a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Sumter High School, in the USA, raises awareness of domestic violence in the community with an annual walk and fundraiser “I have several family members that were victims of domestic violence and that led me to research that showed South Carolina as having one of the highest rates of domestic violence per capita in the […]
This article talks about the importance of supporting the Primary Years Programe students in taking global action from a very young age through learning processes: play-based learning and creative inquiry.