This article draws from learning that took place within the transdisciplinary theme of “sharing the planet”. Listening to learning within the context of the Reggio Emilia philosophy of the Hundred Languages of the Child resulted in a beautiful and authentic path traveled along this inquiry.
It took us a couple of years to ‘get it right’, but the move to IB Diploma Programme (DP) has undoubtedly been a key factor in rejuvenating the academic life of King Edward’s school. And while we often bemoan league tables as a terrible evil, it’s impossible not to note the dramatic rise we have […]
Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year By Sir Anthony Seldon Fifty years since its inception, British schools need the IB now more than ever, writes one leading educationalist The IB was created 50 years ago “to develop young people … to create a better and more peaceful world through […]
Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year Monique Brouillet Seefried was Chair of the IB Board of Governors from 2003 to 2009 and is parent to three IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduates. Born a French citizen in Tunisia, she grew up in Austria, France and Italy. She later lived in […]
Should a grade hold you back from studying your favorite subject? When she was an IB diploma student, Regina Labardini says it never crossed her mind to major in economics at university. It was the IB subject she enjoyed most, but never her best subject when it came to papers and exams.
This article shares how a library has created an inspiration learning space in which students, teachers and parents collaborate and connect with each other, with learning and with the world around them.
A school in Russia explains how it has integrated state curriculum with IB programmes, resulting in improvements in the quality of student learning Around 30 state schools in Russia have implemented IB programmes as part of a pilot by the Russian government to raise education levels and provide students with the best opportunities. One of these is the School Of Young Politicians—Gymnasium 1306 (SYP), which serves the families of the Ramenki district […]
The International School of The Hague is piloting a self-directed learning initiative, empowering students to pursue curiosity-driven projects. Imagine allowing your Middle Years Programme (MYP) students to create their own individualized curriculums for a whole year, where they decide what to learn, how, when and why.
Joining our series featuring graduate voices, alumna Iva Martinac’s open letter to students explores her changing impressions of the IB diploma after beginning her first year at university in Roskilde, Denmark.
This article explores how action research can provide valuable feedback for the teacher that, when responded to, will propel students forward.
Diploma Programme (DP) student Hari Tamang joined a trip to the Earth’s northernmost region to discuss climate change, technology and ethics “There are trips, and then there are the trips that change you,” says Hari Tamang, a DP student at UWC Red Cross Nordic (RCN), Norway. “I still cannot believe that I swam across the 80th […]
Dr Howard Gardner, Professor of Education at Harvard University, looks to the future of education and tells us that in addition to being able to read, write and calculate, students should learn to code, to analyze data, to work comfortably with “big data”.
The International School of Amsterdam partnered with the Anne Frank House in an educational project to combat prejudice and intolerance “In a world where discrimination is pervasive, inescapable, and rooted in the entire history of humanity’s existence, the next generation must be equipped to take on injustices wherever they may be found,” says Rania Khan, […]
The extended essay is likely the largest independent task for Diploma Programme (DP) students during their studies, and for this reason carries a reputation as a daunting DP requirement. Alumni share their methods for getting started and discuss the long-term rewards that follow this notable achievement.