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Maryam Al-Ammari (right) at the Maharat Sewing Center in Dhlail, Jordan.

How your ideas will shape the future

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re inviting students from all four IB programmes to join our #generationIB event to showcase their collaborative skills and innovative ideas and solutions with the world. At the age of 16, Maryam Al-Ammari knew she needed to do more to support her community. As an IB student in Bahrain, [...]
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Students tackle global challenges for #generationIB

Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year We’re halfway through our #generationIB campaign and we’ve already received dozens of submissions from students around the world. IB students have been coming up with exciting, innovative and practical ways to solve global problems, and using social media to engage with the world […]

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How to define a global challenge

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re inviting students from all four IB programmes to join our #generationIB event to showcase their collaborative skills and innovative ideas and solutions with the world. He reported on the fall of Yugoslavia, the Palestinian intifada, and the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan. Now, Aernout van Lynden is teaching students to [...]
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Changing attitudes to homelessness

An IB student has produced a book of her interviews with homeless people to encourage society to treat them with more respect The homeless are often negatively stereotyped, but one student at Meadowridge School, British Columbia, Canada, has set out to dispel people’s prejudices. For her Middle Years Programme (MYP) personal project, Alice (Yihong) Liu [...]
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How will we assess students in the future?

Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year By Paula Wilcock The first official examinations for IB Diploma Programme (DP) assessments were taken in 1971 by just 29 students. Fast-forward to today and more than 200,000 students will take an IB assessment this year alone. We asked Paula Wilcock, Chief Assessment […]

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Other people, with their differences, can also be right

Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year By Robert Harrison Sometimes the IB’s mission can seem quite lofty and disconnected from the real world of teachers who feel overworked by their responsibilities and students who feel overwhelmed by course work and examinations. Can education really help to make a better […]