News about the IB
IB Science Symposium explores STEM in education
As part of our commitment to reach beyond discipline-specific learning, we invited experts from a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to speak at the IB’s first Science Symposium in October 2016. Gain an insight into the event by watching the highlights video below.
IB and ITN Productions announce collaboration ahead of 50th anniversary
To mark its upcoming 50th anniversary in 2018, the IB has joined forces with ITN Productions to produce a news and current affairs-style programme, titled 'A better world through education', introduced by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.
The IB collaborates with the Big History Project
Exciting new developments are underway as we collaborate with the Big History Project. The Project is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and calls itself “A social studies course that runs on jet fuel.”
IB education leaders convene in Istanbul
Over 1,800 IB educators, decision makers and practitioners from schools across the country recently gathered at Maltepe University in Istanbul for the 14th Anniversary Education Leadership Conference to discuss education for the 21st century.
The teaching and learning of complexity
How can education help students grasp the complexity of the systems surrounding us? Jane Drake, Rolan Kupers and Rose Hipkins authored "Complexity – a big idea for education?" for the International School (IS) magazine.
The challenge of sustaining inclusive communities
“We must learn to respect ethnic, religious, and cultural differences rather than assume that those who approach common issues from different starting points are ignorant or even evil” says George Rupp, the Chair of the IB Board of Governors in a recent interview with Cathy Rubin.
New research explores international-mindedness
A new study conducted by the Department of Education at the University of Bath shows that IB programmes offer many rich opportunities for students to develop international-mindedness.
Aligning the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with IB curricula
Are you an IB teacher in the US and grappling with how to align the requirements of both the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with your IB programme? A new resource for IB teachers has been produced by the IB, in collaboration with science educators, to help with implementation.
An IB education provides a common vocabulary
In this complex world, Chief Executive of Uplift Education, Yasmin Bhatia believes that ‘IB traits’ give us a common vocabulary for how we interact with one another in balanced, open-minded and caring ways.
Can an IB education help engineering shortages?
The head of Europe’s largest engineering institution claims more widespread adoption of the IB across schools and colleges in the UK could help reduce the engineering skills shortage. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) states in a press release how there is a huge demand for engineers and we are at risk of stifling economic growth if we do not encourage more students to study maths and science subjects.