In October of this year, the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposiumwill be held at the University of Hong Kong on October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them […]
A PYP/MYP teacher-librarian writes about the role of the library at his school.
IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, asks if we should be focused on quality rather than quantity in response to the tremendous pressure students and parents often feel to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels.
IB Americas University Relations Manager, Marie Vivas, highlights her work with ASOBITICO, the Association of IB World Schools in Costa Rica. ASOBITICO is a different kind of IB World Schools Association. Their mission is to bring the IB Diploma Programme to public schools in Costa Rica and they have sought out private funding from corporations […]
An Early Years teacher explains the process of student-led conferences she uses in her classroom.
This research examines one of the central elements of the IB Diploma Programme, the theory of knowledge course, within an Australian context. Researchers from the University of Western Sydney investigated IB alumni and current DP student ratings of their critical thinking abilities. The study also explored student perceptions of the role of TOK in supporting […]
Grade 5 teacher shares how round table discussions are used in the classroom as a powerful way to promote speaking and listening.
Giving students the opportunity to participate in deciding and designing their assessment tools, and finally reviewing their learning through peer editing and feedback were the highlights of this unit on economic activities under the transdisciplinary theme How we organize ourselves.
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.
After finding inspiration through her Theory of Knowledge (TOK) coursework, Marie-Louise Brown read Philosophy at University College London. She is now the Head of Citizenship at her Alma matter, the Anglo-European School in Ingatestone, United Kingdom.
To gain an insider’s perspective on the teaching of ethics in relation to the reflective project, we asked Chantell Wyten, Head of Sixth Form at King Ethelbert School, Kent, UK, to give us an insight. The school is part of an IBCP pilot programme in the UK.
Tates Creek Middle School (TCMS) is located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA and has been an authorized IB World School since August 2010. Marie Conger, the school’s MYP Coordinator, proudly tells us about the school’s recent transformation.
Damian Henderson teaches Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as French, he says: “Teaching the IB Diploma Programme at the Stephen Perse Foundation has lifted the lid on my teaching and given me and my students the freedom to explore the farthest flung corners of le monde francophone. Previously, I had quite a cautious teaching […]
If you know where you will be heading to university next year, check their admissions website to make sure you don’t miss out on a scholarship opportunity. We have already found dozens spanning seven countries and included IB guides for international students applying to universities abroad.
Tim Gascoigne, a teacher at Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, looks into the use of infographics and videos as tools to create a powerful message.