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Scientific inquiry in action

Neuroscience is arguably one of the most interesting and mysterious areas of science today, but also one of the most complex. Senior school and IB Diploma Programme students at Bombay International School (BIS) were treated to live demonstrations, mentoring sessions and a range of fun activities, hosted by world-renowned scientists, making scientific inquiry a fun […]

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Second pilot of new support service seeks applicants for training

The latest new service to schools is preparing to start its second trial phase. The IB’s Global School Services team is looking for motivated IB educators to receive training that will enable them to provide support to the schools taking part. This is the second pilot for Building Quality Curriculum, a service that will provide feedback to improve a school’s pedagogical approaches to PYP (programme of inquiry and units of […]

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Jeff Thompson Award recipient: Samantha Cook

This interview was conducted with Samantha (Sam) Cook, recipient of the 2015 Jeff Thompson Award* for her study entitled Perceptions of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme teachers on factors influencing their development as PYP educators (the executive summary is available here ). This study was completed as part of a dissertation for her graduate studies […]

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An exciting new step for the MYP

In the biggest transformation to the MYP since its launch, 2016 will see the IB externally assess MYP Year 5 students. But not in the traditional pen and paper format. The eAssessment will use on-screen examinations – including multimedia and interactive activities – and ePortfolios to test students, bringing assessments in line with 21st-century learning.