Born in Vietnam, raised in Germany, educated in the United States, Luan Vo Nguyen Quang has known from a young age that his life could lead him to any corner of the globe. He is now dedicating his talents to the Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief.
This article reflects on tools and strategies teachers in a Colombian school use to understand students’ learning process.
Hout Bay International School in Western Cape, South Africa, uses its location and proximity to nature to encourage education of the whole person. In addition to offering a top-quality academic programme, the school enriches its curriculum by taking students hiking, surfing, and snorkeling.
Andrew Abrahamsen, an IB Diploma Programme student in New York, recently performed an original composition at Carnegie Hall. His piece, “Sanctuary”, was originally composed to fulfill an IB Music HL requirement.
Farhana Bari is the Deputy Head of Primary Education and a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator at the International School of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has taught the PYP since 2003, leading its implementation in a highly traditional school setting.
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.