In this article the author describes how early years students have developed a rich conceptual understanding by not only initiating their own learning and taking ownership, but also working and solving problems together.
In 2013, José Luis Avilez Escribens graduated from Markham College with his IB diploma. Now a medical student, José has continued his academic career at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
From appointing a new school director to buying playground equipment, IB World magazine looks at the integral role student councils have within schools
The Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) at the US Department of Education recognized Renton High School for providing broad access to IB programmes for low-income communities in the Seattle area. In a news release, “A Focus on Equity and Rigor in Seattle-Area Schools,” OII praised Renton for its success improving access to education and […]
By Hamed Mokhtar I was sceptical and even disappointed when I first heard about MYP eAssessment! Questions invaded my mind, and I felt completely lost; ‘onscreen’ means internet access is needed, so what if the internet connection is slow? Will students in schools with weak internet connection be at a disadvantage? And what if the […]
By Neil Bunting The IB learner profile is a fantastic set of attributes. I haven’t encountered another school programme that uses shared humanitarian values explicitly in the same way. My blog posts contain some personal interpretations and thoughts about the IB learner profile values. I hope that they encourage further discussion, inspired by the common […]
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy recently analyzed research about the successful implementation of the IB Diploma Programme in Chicago Public Schools. After reviewing the research, the institute’s director David Steiner and deputy director Ashley Berner call the results “striking” and “more rigorous than previous work on the IB effect.”
In a study conducted by researchers at Deakin University, the learning processes and outcomes at four Early Years PYP schools were evaluated. The researchers examined student literacy rates and school readiness skills at two schools in Australia and two schools in Singapore. Qualitative data was collected to evaluate the perspectives of teachers, students, and parents. Overall, the study […]
Making the transition from high school to higher education can be a daunting experience. It can involve leaving home and moving to a new town or city, or even a new country. Students experience all-sorts of “new”, from learning environments to teachers and teaching styles, to friends, to areas of study, to local cultures. Part […]
Meet Caroline Wesson. She attends the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated with the IB Diploma from Douglas County High School in 2012. Caroline offers advice about choosing a university and talks about her IB experience.
It is always a delight to see schools that are continually progressing on their inclusion journey, which is why we were thrilled when Copenhagen International School opened their doors to us last January and allowed us to film their good practice in action. Each teacher, coordinator, support staff and school leader had the same inclusion […]
In this article you will find some ideas on setting up your teaching space at the beginning of a new school year.
We interviewed Nicholas Palmer, a 2014 recipient of the Jeff Thompson Research Award for his study on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition and global citizenship education. He completed the research as part of a dissertation proposal for his graduate studies at the Charles Sturt University in Australia. Nick is currently the primary mathematics coordinator […]
We are seeking a group of 20 IB graduates from all regions of the world to volunteer as contributing authors to our blog and alumni network newsletter. Send in your interest by 31 October 2015.
IB Diploma Programme student Robert Whittaker tells IB World magazine about his experience at the 2015 IB World Student Conference