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Empathy turns to action

PYP student builds wells in Africa after learning that not everyone has easy access to water When PYP student Pearl Fisher learned that in some parts of the world girls must walk so far for water that they can’t go to school, play, or do many of the things she loves to do, she wanted […]

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The third culture generation

IB alum Lachezar Arabadzhiev grew up in an international environment, where everyone was multi-cultural and bilingual. But with the aid of social media and connectivity, he is seeing the defining attributes of “third-culture kids” expand beyond just expats and students with traveling parents.

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My experience of TOK

DP student Sea Yun Joung shares with IB World how the TOK course makes an IB education unique and benefits him as a lifelong learner “Implicit”, “inquisitive” and “thought provoking” are just some of the words Sea Yun Joung, IB Diploma Programme (DP) student at Taejeon Christian International School (TCIS) in Korea, uses to describe […]

Leveraging Concept-based Learning in the Continuum (part 2)

By Adrian von Wrede-Jervis In this follow-up to my first post, I’m ‘thinking out loud’ about key concepts and global contexts in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). As before, I’d like to share strategies for continuing to explore interdisciplinary understanding between these two essential components of the MYP curriculum framework. Can global contexts inform key […]

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Helping refugees feel at home

DP student establishes a successful German language instruction programme for Syrian refugees to make them feel welcome Living in a new country can be daunting for anyone. But if you have had to flee your home country due to conflict or war, settling into a new place is especially difficult. In Germany alone, there are […]

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“Our journey of friendship through dance”

MYP students win international award for their dance performance, which showcased an honest portrayal of friendship Two friends at an IB World School in Malaysia put on an award-winning performance, depicting what true friendship really means. With no prior experience or knowledge of contact dance improvisation, Middle Years Programme (MYP) students Sonya Janejit Kaur and Celine […]