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 […]
Proudly telling the world about our philosophy in our 50th anniversary year By Paula Wilcock The first official examinations for IB Diploma Programme (DP) assessments were taken in 1971 by just 29 students. Fast-forward to today and more than 200,000 students will take an IB assessment this year alone. We asked Paula Wilcock, Chief Assessment […]
Have you ever wondered what happens to your examination paper from the moment you complete it to the moment you receive your results?
Entering university in the United States? You may be looking to lower the cost of your education or the time it takes to graduate. In addition to finding scholarships, many institutions offer generous course credit for your IB diploma
Working with leading university researchers from around the world, we conduct rigorous studies about the impacts of our programmes on students, teachers and schools. Given the increasing importance of data in the education field, research can be helpful in making the case for IB programmes. This new resource highlights global research key findings across the […]
By Mairianne Walker Today, millions of people woke up, switched on their phones and digested the latest news from around the world. I was one of those people. What I read each day tells me we live in turbulent times. Fortunately, my social media feed is filled with inspiring quotes from people like Nelson Mandela […]
IB teachers tell IB World magazine how they encourage students to lead their learning
How does a scientific mind look at the world, and how do students learn the thinking behind the doing? Be part of an exciting project to understand what it means for a student to develop scientific inquiry skills throughout their IB education from 3-19 years. We are looking at both how scientific protocols are unpacked […]
By Mark Waldron I think independent schools in the UK fear the word ‘vocational’. However highly-rated qualifications like BTECs (Business and Technology Education Council) are by employers and universities, they remain widely misunderstood and often discounted as inadequate by the parents who influence decisions in independent school curriculums. Vocational or professional learning remains a hot […]
Joel Adams, a Diploma Programme (DP) Curriculum Manger for Visual arts and information technology in a global society explores what design thinking offer us as educators. Is it just the newest buzzword on the ed-block or might it help inform, change and shape our pedagogy in 2017?
By Emmanuelle Werner Service learning is a key element of the creativity, activity, service (CAS) within the Diploma Programme (DP) and also a component of the Career-related Programme (CP) core. It is a wonderful opportunity for students, however, service learning has to be done the right way. Here, at Friends International, we recognize that good […]
Studies show that challenging classroom behaviour is suggestive of learning barriers, but how are IB teachers working with students to overcome these obstacles? IB World investigates
If you watch or read the news, you’ll know 2016 has been an eventful year for lots of great – and some not so great – reasons. But there have been many uplifting and memorable moments in international education, including new partnerships, campaigns and strategies to ensure quality education is available to all.
IB teachers share their plans, hopes and aspirations for the year ahead From finding new ways to engage students with the IB Learner Profile to creating a more exciting learning environment, IB teachers are already thinking about how they can improve learning and teaching over the next 12 months. “I want to make the classroom […]
Case study: Career-related Programme (CP) With more than 4,000 students, GEMS Wellington Academy-Silicon Oasis has had to consider thoughtfully how to provide relevant and meaningful learning opportunities for all. Offering the Career-related Programme (CP) has provided a satisfying choice for those who have a specific career pathway in mind. The CP has been offered at […]