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.
A global study of IB alumni found that the IB has the potential to powerfully shape the lives of students who participate in its programmes. View the research that makes this possible.
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 […]
We invited the alumni network to join us in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 October 2018 to meet with IB leadership and to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The event brought together IB graduates in a way that we had never done before
Twelve IB alumni from around the world shared their stories throughout the year as part of our series of graduate voices. They gave advice to current students, reflected on their DP experience, their accomplishments and adventures since graduation.
By Roger Sutcliffe It was World Philosophy Day on 15 November, a day conceived by UNESCO in 2005 and now entering its teens! There were philosophical events—even parties—across the world, celebrating philosophy as ‘an everyday practice that can transform societies’. Philosophy for Children (P4C) shows it can also transform schools. There are many ‘World Days’, […]
We asked IB alumni to offer their best advice for making the transition from IB life to university life. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Vidish Parikh is a 2016 alumnus of Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada and now a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Sumter High School, in the USA, raises awareness of domestic violence in the community with an annual walk and fundraiser “I have several family members that were victims of domestic violence and that led me to research that showed South Carolina as having one of the highest rates of domestic violence per capita in the […]
Students in Texas worked with community officials to prevent bullying in their school district Bullying remains a tough problem to tackle: more than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied in the USA. But it is an issue that Diploma Programme (DP) students at Lamar Academy in McAllen, Texas have been […]
How can you provide the best guidance to high school students who are choosing their Diploma Programme (DP) mathematics courses and help them understand how their choice can relate to their pathway to college and university? Universities are starting to talk publicly about the decisions they are making around their recognition for the new DP […]
“The arts demonstrate that what we later come to recognise as paradigm-changing innovations could hardly have been planned, and as a result are … the work of individuals who took the road less-traveled.” DP graduate Marcel Wälde explores the value of open ended creative inquiry in an era that is increasingly quantified.
What do you do when confronted with results that don’t meet your expectations? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Safinah Hambali says “One of the greatest tests in life is overcoming disappointment … having a more positive attitude gives yourself a chance to find success in the future.”
Putting a more international emphasis on education is not only the best way to bring people together from different social backgrounds but also people from different cultural backgrounds. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Flora Maile Felix shares her insights on the value of an international education.
DP students share their laboratory skills with local middle school students Biotech Bootcamp is not your usual summer camp. Run by Danielle Jensen, IB biology teacher at Biotechnology High School (BTHS), in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in the US, it gives middle school students the chance to try cutting-edge science experiments. The school’s Diploma Programme […]
Diploma Programme alumna Stephanie Stan steps back to look at the life lessons she has learned since her time as an IB student. She says “I would go back and be a part of [the Diploma Programme] again in a heartbeat. But what I would change … not make it such a blinding priority to […]