Joining our series featuring graduate voices, alumna Iva Martinac’s open letter to students explores her changing impressions of the IB diploma after beginning her first year at university in Roskilde, Denmark.
This article explores how action research can provide valuable feedback for the teacher that, when responded to, will propel students forward.
Diploma Programme (DP) student Hari Tamang joined a trip to the Earth’s northernmost region to discuss climate change, technology and ethics “There are trips, and then there are the trips that change you,” says Hari Tamang, a DP student at UWC Red Cross Nordic (RCN), Norway. “I still cannot believe that I swam across the 80th […]
Dr Howard Gardner, Professor of Education at Harvard University, looks to the future of education and tells us that in addition to being able to read, write and calculate, students should learn to code, to analyze data, to work comfortably with “big data”.
The International School of Amsterdam partnered with the Anne Frank House in an educational project to combat prejudice and intolerance “In a world where discrimination is pervasive, inescapable, and rooted in the entire history of humanity’s existence, the next generation must be equipped to take on injustices wherever they may be found,” says Rania Khan, […]
The extended essay is likely the largest independent task for Diploma Programme (DP) students during their studies, and for this reason carries a reputation as a daunting DP requirement. Alumni share their methods for getting started and discuss the long-term rewards that follow this notable achievement.
This article describes a first year inquiry into how a community interacts. It illustrates an approach for teaching something abstract to young learners.
An expert in communicative intelligence, Kendall Zoller is speaking at the IB Global Conference in Vienna on ‘Using the ecotone to shape a future: from chaos to calm’. He describes the ecotone as the transitional place between where you are and where you want to go, and argues that leading into the future requires tolerance […]
This article is based on real-life experiences with the Primary Years Programme within a Chinese context in a bilingual candidate school. The article looks at the cultural dimensions as well as the structural changes within the organization to make it not only culturally relevant, but also to support learning English as an additional language.
You completed your IB programme, and now you are moving on towards your future career and academic goals. But how did you get where you are today? And more importantly, how did you tell your story? We’d like to know!
Aditi Babel reflects on balancing academics with her creative interests for our series featuring graduate voices. She is a medical student and author of the book Unsettled.
In looking for a way to deepen student understanding of concepts, while still maintaining fidelity to the single subjects, this article shows the work of the physical education (PE) department to create conceptual connections while focusing on knowledge, skills and conceptual understandings pertaining to PE and beyond.
Every IB graduate has a story from their education experience they will never forget. Share your favorite moment for our photo and quote wall that will be on display at the upcoming alumni event!
Amir Abdou has won a chance to conduct his science experiment in zero gravity. He’ll experience lunar and zero gravity, as well as conducting experiments on-board a specially equipped aircraft—also known as the ‘Vomit Comet’.