IB Science Symposium explores STEM in education


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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.

The science experts were joined by IB science educators from around the world, along with Diploma Programme students from United World College (UWC) Maastricht. There were animated discussions on major themes in the future of science education. Key topics included circular economy, systems thinking in a cross disciplinary world, and the use of technology in STEM education.

Our student reporter shared her insightful experience with us on the IB blog, “The fact that the IB is trying to improve its curriculum—and new technologies are being developed and explored—is probably one of the biggest takeaways of the day. Most importantly, the students’ voices were heard and valued.”