IB vs A Levels

Future skills, A Level and the IB Diploma

Both programmes have their merits – but which of these two well-regarded programmes best equip students with future skills? Alessandro Capozzi pauses for thought.

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Innovative reflections

Ideas for Teaching and Learning from Sevenoaks School. 

Since November 2020, ITM has published regular articles from Innovate, Sevenoaks School’s annual research and development journal. Written by IBDP educators working at the school, these articles are finding a ready audience with our international readership.

In July 2022 ITM editor Andy Homden also caught up with Mark Beverley, Director of the Sevenoaks Institute of Teaching and Learning and editor of Innovate in an ITM podcast to talk about the work at Sevenoaks.

2021 – 22 highlights from Innovate, as published in ITM

Can't I just look it up?

Can't I just look it up?

IB teacher and Head of Physics at Sevenoaks School, James Tate looks at tablets, short-term memory and problem solving.

Cognitive overload!

Cognitive overload!

For Elen Harris understanding Cognitive Load Theory can enhance learning, especially when introducing new ideas.

ITM Podcast 3

ITM Podcast 3

A conversation with Mark Beverley, Director of the Instiitute of Teaching and Learning at Sevenoaks School.

Listening & empathy

Listening & empathy

If teaching depends on good relationships, these depend on empathy and listening skills according to Dr. Paul Parham.

Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Dr Fabienne Cheung wants to challenge approaches to teaching listening skills in Modern Languages.

Edu Spots!

Edu Spots!

A network of community projects in Ghana meets both global and local learning needs as Cat Davison reports.

Calming influence

Calming influence

Eva Coddington presents the case for the active practice of Yoga in schools as time very well spent. Just breathe!

Round the table

Round the table

Isla Phillips describes how she uses the Harkness Method of discussion for student-lead interaction in Years 7 to 10.

Find the time!

Find the time!

Mark Beverley discusses the importance of finding the time to reflect on and discuss teaching practice.

 

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