Yaya Lu was awarded the Pride of Australia Medal 2013 State Award for Tasmania to recognise her work in support of quadriplegic assistance. Here, she tells us about the inspiration for her work as well as the innovative software that won her the accolade.
In the heart of historic downtown Boston, USA, in a building that originally served as the Abraham Lincoln School, the Josiah Quincy Upper School is enjoying something of a renaissance as an IB World School, serving 523 students who live in the surrounding area.
Possessing an open mind is a significant part of IB learning. IB students are open-minded since they understand and appreciate cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities.
Congratulations to all 2013 candidates from both November and May for their success over the course of the year. Earlier this week, more than six thousand IB diploma and certificate graduates received their results from the November examination session.
Ajay Major, a 2008 IB Diploma graduate from Valparaiso High School, is a second-year medical student at Albany Medical College. He is the founder of in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. As an aspiring physician-journalist, Ajay serves an international community of medical students to address pressing issues physicians face today.
Sharing PYP: “I wanted my students to go beyond rules to the reasons behind them and understand that what we value is most reflected by how we act, so why not start there? What is most important to us should remain at the forefront of our minds so we can remember why we want to […]
To raise awareness of homelessness, hunger and poverty and encourage positive change around this topic, Parkdale High School students came together during the Arts chapter in TOK to evaluate the power of images and color to evoke empathy from a viewer through the creation of infographics. Original artwork was created in the Visual Arts SLA […]
This project involved a series of studies on the extended essay by researchers from McGill University in Canada, Warwick University in the United Kingdom and the University of Virginia in the United States. The overall aim of the project was to explore the learning outcomes attributable to the International Baccalaureate (IB) DP extended essay in […]
“My initial motivations were very practical and revolved around the kind of lifestyle that I thought teaching would offer me. What other job gives you so many days off?! But once I was in the role, I discovered that teaching is my passion.” – Santo Kurniawan, teacher at Changun American international School
Now in his second year of medical school, Liam Barrett tells us how his IB career led to medical studies and spending a summer in Ghana applying his medical skills. Liam is a graduate of CTC Kingshurst Academy in Birmingham, UK.
What is civic-mindedness? How does the IB play a role in encouraging individuals to reach out and help their community? A recently released research project examines these questions.
Funding Opportunities: The Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is awarding scholarships to Singaporean nationals and permanent residents planning to begin an undergraduate education in Economics. Scholarships will be awarded to students seeking their economics degrees from top universities in Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
In late September, IB Diploma graduate Andrew Beckman received a surprise e-mail from his former college counselor at the French American International School. It asked if he would be willing to give a speech for the IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held at Stanford University.
Active, lifelong learning has always been important in the IB andecent research into brain development has had revolutionary implications for education. Creating lifelong learners, 2nd edition helps educators put these developments into practise as they encourage lifelong learning.
We want to encourage teachers to stimulate active development in learners and to help them flourish in and out of the classroom. To support teachers in their efforts, we have devised a collection of materials to promote lifelong learning, critical thinking and professional inquiry.