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
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Maysa Jalbout has spent her career advocating for greater and better support for education, youth and refugees. She has done so through the non-profit sector, government aid and for over a decade in philanthropy. She is currently a member of the IB Board of Governors and is Chief Executive Officer of the Abdulla Al Ghurair […]
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 […]
By Sir Anthony Seldon Fifty years since its inception, British schools need the IB now more than ever, writes one leading educationalist The IB was created 50 years ago “to develop young people … to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”. The IB has done its job well in […]
Monique Brouillet Seefried was Chair of the IB Board of Governors from 2003 to 2009 and is parent to three IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduates. Born a French citizen in Tunisia, she grew up in Austria, France and Italy. She later lived in Germany with her husband until 1977 when they moved to Atlanta in […]
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”.
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!
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 have cooperated successfully on a three-year, six-module project, involving more than 125 […]
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.
“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.
We’re halfway through our #generationIB campaign and we’ve already received dozens of submissions from students around the world. IB students have been coming up with exciting, innovative and practical ways to solve global problems, and using social media to engage with the world around them. Teams have set up Twitter and Instagram accounts, some using […]
He reported on the fall of Yugoslavia, the Palestinian intifada, and the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan. Now, Aernout van Lynden is teaching students to find their calling and discover what it means to be a good journalist.
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 Officer, to tell us how she and her team ensure that they […]
By Paul Campbell There is no doubt that education is advancing towards a place where what is taught and assessed also connects with what is relevant. But here we have an inherent paradox, particularly in the public sector, where education is also a traditional profession in a system that is slow to change. A new […]
Let’s begin by dispelling the rumor that theatre folk don’t do mathematics. We do, in fact, use math and scientific reasoning on a regular basis.