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 […]
In a cooperative enterprise, we work efficiently and don’t get in each other’s way. But in a collaborative effort, we respect the diverse thinking of the group, realizing that each member’s contribution improves our end result in a way that wouldn’t have happened if we merely cooperated to ‘get the job done’.
By Jennifer Towers It can be daunting to hear that you will soon be required to use a new information system in the course of your work. But a group of teachers in Vancouver spotted an opportunity. We had a common goal: to change the way we reported on the performance of our Middle Years […]
Graduates from all IB World Schools are invited to join regional IB alumni in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 October 2018 to both celebrate our past and discuss how an IB education will meet the needs of future generations. Will you attend?
One of the keynote speakers at our first educational leadership conference in Africa in Accra, Ghana in February 2018 was Dr Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University in Accra. In 2017, he was presented with the WISE Prize for Education at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, recognising his commitment to supporting […]
Proudly telling the world about our community in our 50th anniversary year Five decades ago in 1968 Inspired by a spirit of hope in the post-World War era, the IB pioneered a movement for international education. Our founders saw a need for an international approach to education, which would bring young people together with the […]
Our countdown has begun to our big anniversary! IB World magazine finds out more
By Lori Mack We pride ourselves on being a research-driven organization here at the IB, but we are not alone; conducting research is not limited to the IB Global Research Team and our research partners at universities. There are many diverse and valuable research studies that take a scientific approach to the impact of IB […]
Many would say we live in turbulent times marked by upheavals in many parts of the world. There is certainly a lot of confusion and misconception regarding the role of religion – especially Islam.
Seventeen higher level (HL) science students from United World College (UWC) Maastricht joined us at the IB Global Centre in The Hague, Netherlands for our first IB Science Symposium in October 2016. They joined experts from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with expertise in areas like genetics, plastics and the […]
In the digital age, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) competencies are essential for life and work—virtually all we know about the world beyond our immediate experience is conveyed through the media, and this emphasizes the need for media analysis. My presentation will focus on the conceptual framework that underpins MIL, and the critical analysis that […]
For over twenty years, I have been interested in the area of complexity and understanding surprises in environmental, medical and social issues. I would like IB students to understand that events can unfold in surprising and unexpected ways.
Proudly telling the world about #generationIB in our 50th anniversary year We asked experts in a variety of STEM disciplines about their area of work and what skills they consider the most important for IB science students to acquire. Here, Dr Mats Linder, Project Manager at the New Plastics Economy initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation shares […]
I am particularly interested in the analysis of the brain networks involved in higher brain functions such as memory and cognition. The most important skills that an IB science student can learn are logical thinking and …
The main theme running through my research activity is learning and teaching inquiry. I have focused primarily on the most complex level of inquiry – open inquiry. This method of learning inquiry may contribute significantly to understanding the essence of science and to developing scientific thinking. The most important skills that senior IB science students […]