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Study of critical thinking reveals positive outcomes for IB students

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 […]

Vandana Parashar, PYP educator at Pathways School, Noida, in India

Unit of inquiry: Economic activities

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.

Tim Gascoigne is a teacher at Mont’Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Infographics vs Video

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.

Steve Box is the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia.

It comes from inside me

Steve Box, the team leader 4-6 and the Grade 5 teacher at Moreton Bay Boys’ College in Brisbane, Australia, reveals how the reflective process can be the most valuable aspect of self-directed inquiry.

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You can take that question to the bank!

Coming up with good questions for preparatory or mock exams can be a challenging chore at times. But console yourself that even the most cunning men have struggled with seemingly simple questions. “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration” – Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1903