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’, […]
In the first of a two-part series, we look at the importance of sustainable school projects in helping the environment and inspiring the next generation to take positive action There’s never been a more crucial time for schools to lead the way on environmental issues. In October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]
Walford Anglican School for Girls in Australia ran an IB Week, highlighting approaches to learning Walford Anglican School for Girls in Adelaide, Australia, has had three big birthdays to celebrate this year—its 125th anniversary, the Old Scholar Association’s Centenary and the IB’s 50th anniversary. To mark these occasions, the school hosted IB Week to highlight approaches to […]
A school in Russia explains how it has integrated state curriculum with IB programmes, resulting in improvements in the quality of student learning Around 30 state schools in Russia have implemented IB programmes as part of a pilot by the Russian government to raise education levels and provide students with the best opportunities. One of these is the School Of Young Politicians—Gymnasium 1306 (SYP), which serves the families of the Ramenki district […]
The International School of The Hague is piloting a self-directed learning initiative, empowering students to pursue curiosity-driven projects. Imagine allowing your Middle Years Programme (MYP) students to create their own individualized curriculums for a whole year, where they decide what to learn, how, when and why.
The International School of Amsterdam partnered with the Anne Frank House in an educational project to combat prejudice and intolerance “In a world where discrimination is pervasive, inescapable, and rooted in the entire history of humanity’s existence, the next generation must be equipped to take on injustices wherever they may be found,” says Rania Khan, […]
In this article we share the tips for helping students move schools during their primary and middle school years.
Two IB teachers reveal how an innovative interdisciplinary unit sparked curiosity in their students Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at La Côte International School in Aubonne in Switzerland, explored how mathematics can help explain our reactions to music. Here, Francesco Banchini, who was the school’s Director of Performing Arts, and Lynda Thompson, mathematics teacher and former […]
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, […]
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.
Can you imagine a student working on a physics project that is also assessed by their French teacher? Or how about having to work on a science project that is also graded by an art teacher?
When this school in India discovered that people there faced so many difficulties in day-to-day life, they decided to ease their difficulties with a well-planned initiative called Project Infaaq.
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 […]