This workshop will provide opportunities for you to explore theories of learning and instructional design principles underpinning the IB programmes. You will consider the impact these have on student learning and how the school can support this learning. You will look at the implications of adopting these ideas and principles when developing and implementing school strategy and policy. You will explore the instrumental role that authentic assessment plays in guiding learning activities and enabling student learning and discuss how assessment of and for learning, can be incorporated into a whole school assessment policy. You will identify strategies for successful policy implementation and the role of teachers and teaching in the learning process.