2013 Subject Specific Seminars
Theory of Knowledge subject-specific seminars begin in February 2013
These category 3 workshops cover important changes to the Diploma Programme TOK subject guide.
Subject-specific seminars will be held at face-to-face events within the first three months of publication of the new guide. All workshops held after the subject-specific seminars (online and face-to-face) will work to the new guide; any workshops held before the subject-specific seminars will still work to the current guide.
IB Africa, Europe, Middle East
1 February Brussels, Belgium
2 March Detroit, MI, USA
9 March Memphis, TN, USA
17 February Hong Kong SAR, China
22 February Singapore, Singapore
28 February Mumbai, India
Register today at ibo.org/events.
MYP: The next chapter
Recommended audience: Educators and administrators interested in changes in the MYP.
The IB is reviewing the design of the Middle Years Programme (MYP), with the aim of providing a structure that more clearly enables students to be successful in further IB studies while also facilitating schools in combining the MYP with the requirements of national/state systems. The new design will create an innovative, concept-based and appropriately assessed programme for 11- to 16-year-olds that fully reflects the IB principles of teaching and learning. This special seminar will take the place of any subject-specific seminars in 2013. We will resume subject seminars in 2014 when all subject guides will be republished. This seminar will summarize the changes being made and provide an update on progress in the project so far. Participants will explore new elements, such as the move toward a more explicit concept-based curriculum that encourages idea-centered teaching and learning through global contexts.
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What are subject-specific seminars?
The IB publishes new subject guides at the beginning of the calendar year, and then offers subject-specific seminars to help educators understand and implement the changes. Subject-specific seminars offer an important opportunity for experienced teachers to fully acquaint themselves with changes to a particular subject area. They explain and exemplify the teaching and learning framework, the guidelines and requirements for implementation, the objectives and criteria, and the assessment tools and task types.
Academic staff from the programme development team and/or a member of the curriculum review team will be on hand throughout the workshop to answer questions and participate in discussion.Subject-specific seminars will be held at face-to-face events within the first three months of publication of the new guide. All workshops held after the subject-specific seminars (online and face-to-face) will work to the new guide; any workshops held before the subject-specific seminars will still work to the current guide.