News about the IB
Fifty articles to be published on education as a force for peace
On 29 March — the day Article 50 was triggered to begin Britain's exit from the European Union — UWC Atlantic College announced their plan for the coming months, which will see them publish 50 articles on why education is needed more than ever as a force for peace.
Dr Siva Kumari visits NSW
Dr Siva Kumari is in New South Wales, Australia, this week, to visit IB World Schools, to speak with educators and with government officials. The visit is important because at present, state schools in New South Wales are not teaching the IB. So students who want to take the IB can only do so at one of 17 private schools in the state.
Queen Rania of Jordan hails teachers as engineers of the future
In partnership with the IB, Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) welcomed more than 900 participants at this year’s third annual Teacher Skills Forum. The Forum examined the process of deconstructing learning targets and re-constructing clear and understandable learning goals to enrich the quality of teaching/learning experiences in the classroom.
Revolutionising post-16 learning with the CP
In the past, vocational and academic education were seen as mutually-exclusive choices. Students would have to pick a “side,” stick to it, and follow that choice through. Now, an alternative approach that brings vocational and academic paths together for students aged 16-18 is proving popular writes Jon Severs for TES magazine.
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.