IB Schools and Colleges Association

The importance of international-mindedness

Comment by Jane Drake, Head of Curriculum Innovation and Alignment at the IB.

How do today’s students understand current affairs? They hear daily analyses of the actions of the governments across the world, the plight of international refugees, terror threats, and environmental challenges. If they are being exposed to these events and current affairs for the first time, perhaps they are able to question why and how something is being represented in the media as it is, and to critically analyse new for themselves. 

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