Remembering John Goodban

We are sorry to share the sad news that John Goodban passed away on 7 November 2015 at his home in Kent, UK.

He was a founding member of the staff of the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore where, between 1971 and 1991, he served at various times as head of the faculty of humanities, head of middle school, director of development and deputy headmaster. He specialised in IB Diploma Programme geography.

In 1980, John was appointed IB part-time regional representative for South East Asia, including Australasia working from the UWC in Singapore. He became the full-time regional director from 1991 for the Asia-Pacific region, still based in Singapore until he retired in September 2002.

John was a member of the conceptual team for the development of the present IB Middle Years Programme (1984-1992), chair of the IB creativity, action and service (CAS) committee (1990-1997), member of the IB senior management team (1999-2002), coordinator of large-scale teacher-training workshop programmes, author of the first IB diploma transdisciplinary syllabus 'science, technology and social change', and finally, author of the Longman's geography series "Living in Cities".

To his wife Veronica and to all his family we send our condolences.