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Dubai student launches start-up conference

Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to meet CEOs from the United Arab Emirates “I wanted to encourage students to get involved with innovation, business and collaboration,” says student Faisal Qureshi about the Student Start-Up Conference UAE he set up last September. A first for the region, the conference brought first-hand insights from CEOs to an […]

Calling all film teachers!

We are urgently looking for additional examiners for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) film course for the May 2019 examination session and beyond. Gaining marking experience as an IB Examiner is an excellent professional development opportunity and can also enhance your teaching and widen your perspective. All work can be completed from the convenience of […]

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Composing the future

We invited DP musician, arts and athlete alumni to talk about their DP experiences. DP alum Alejandro Viramontes talks to us about IB music Higher level (HL), making music, and supportive environments in this inspiring article about transforming dreams into reality.

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Charity remembers IB graduate with scholarships and smiles

Las Majulinas foundation pays tribute to the life of Maju Maisterrena and the IB values she learned at Colegio San Ignacio in Cordoba, Argentina. When María José (Maju) Maisterrena, a Diploma Programme (DP) graduate from Río Cuarto, Argentina, died in a car accident in 2013 just after finishing her degree, her family and friends were […]

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A sneak peek at the new digital society course

By James Greenwood, Jonathan Levin and Joel Adams Living and working in a digital society can be dizzying as new tools, media and platforms appear (and disappear) at seemingly breakneck speed. From the viral spread of “fake news” to social media algorithms designed to capture every moment of our attention, we need innovative lenses to […]

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Education is the spark

Some of the greatest ideas on education come from those receiving it. Using video conferencing, we brought together 12 IB students and alumni from all four corners of the globe, and asked them to analyse the key issues in education. The results are enlightening.

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Should exams be scrapped?

In the digital age where knowledge recall has become less important, the role of exams is being called into question. We discuss their future “Exams don’t assess abilities, they merely provide a snapshot of the knowledge an individual has been able to retain at that given point in time,” wrote Peter T Howe, Principal of UWC […]