Journal article

Lessons to learn from the International Baccalaureate

LM Dawborn-Gundlach

Pursuit | The University of Melbourne | Published : 2017

Abstract

It boasts an internationally recognised accreditation and develops a broad skillset, critical thinking and cultural awareness – so it’s no surprise an increasing number of students are choosing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme as an alternative to state curricula in Australia, such as the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Established in Geneva in 1968, the IB is now offered in more than 4600 schools globally, with 174 schools in Australia. Of the Australian schools, only 67 offer the Diploma Programme, which is aimed at senior students aged 16-19 years. Having taught in the VCE and IB Diploma Programme, I recognise the merits in both. However, the holistic app..

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