OCC – as simple as one, two, three

As I struggle through the assessment and moderation period, I am constantly reminded about how easy it is to improve student performance. This post explores the use of the IB’s Online Curriculum Centre (OCC) to boost your students' grades. There are, of course, a huge number of variables that affect student performance, including the student’s motivation, the teacher’s abilities, peer group support and the school environment. However, there are also a number of constants in the process, such as the nature ...

Approaches to Teaching and Learning in the new BM programme

The Business Management programme guide for first examination in 2016, reflects the new emphasis in the Diploma Programme on approaches to teaching and learning, which has been adopted from the Middle Years Programme and is now core to the Diploma model. The BM programme guide includes the following statement, which explains the specific focus on content, concepts and context: The five approaches to learning (developing thinking skills, social skills, communication skills, self-management skills and research skills) along with the six approaches ...