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”.
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 […]
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’.
Alumnus Theadosia Kurniawan sits down for a conversation with fellow IB graduate Akshi Singh to look at the journey they have taken since their days in the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
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’.
With school having started this month for many countries, here are four things a student should know as they enter their first few weeks in the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
Proudly telling the world about our schools in our 50th anniversary year Welcoming refugee children is at the heart of the International Community School’s mission, says its Principal Julie Allen In a world torn apart by conflict, one IB World School in Decatur, Georgia, US, has dedicated itself to bringing together refugee, immigrant and local […]
Proudly telling the world about our curricula in our 50th anniversary year By Robin Julian Writing a 4,000-word research essay in the last year of high school is a remarkable accomplishment for many reasons. But how valuable is it really? We completed some research of our own with almost 400 DP graduates to find out […]
Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year From chalk to pencil to pen to keyboard to … what next? As our tools and methods for learning and assessment evolve so too must the way we prepare. Back in 2009, we started our digital assessment journey by introducing eCoursework upload and, […]
Proudly telling the world about our schools in our 50th anniversary year An interdisciplinary project on the aftermath of World War I, involving five IB World Schools, has been a model of international-mindedness and collaboration Organizing a single project within one school can be difficult enough, but five IB World Schools in different European countries […]
When information on all topics explored by humanity to date is contained in the cloud, and in the palms of our students, we must ask ourselves about the role of schools and teachers, their relevance and effectiveness. Anyone who believes that schools and teachers will survive in the next decade by simply repeating the formulas […]
How did the Middle Years Programme (MYP) design directives help our process? Find out from four members of Whitby’s Class of 2018, who used Design Flags to tackle specific strands in the MYP curriculum’s design criterion.
Instead of teaching a “by the book” standard definition of economics, I create an experience for the students so they can define economics in their own language, using their own beliefs and their own diverse backgrounds and paradigms. Then, we discuss.
“I wanted to give those who can’t see the ability to experience books at the tips of their fingers, and build an image of an object in their mind,” says Bangalore student Anusha Singh.