How the IB Programme benefits your child through School and into University

IB Conference Guest Speakers:

JEFFREY A. BEARD, Former Director General of the IB organisation

JEFFREY S. PETTY, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, Academic director of the EMBA programme

24 November 2015 at 18h00 – Doors open at 17h30

GEMS World Academy-Etoy International School
La Tuilière 18 - 1163 Etoy

An apéritif will be served – Registration required

RSVP before 17 November
Tel 021 964 18 18 e-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Les avantages du programme de l'IB de l'école à l'université

Conférence en présence de :

  • JEFFREY A. BEARD, Ancien directeur général de l’Organisation de l’IB
  • JEFFREY S. PETTY, Professeur adjoint de l’Entrepreneuriat à HEC, Université de Lausanne, et directeur académique du programme EMBA

24 novembre 2015 à 18h00 – les portes ouvrent à 17h30

GEMS World Academy-Etoy École Internationale
La Tuilière 18 - 1163 Etoy

Un apéritif sera offert – Inscription nécessaire
RSVP avant le 17 novembre
Tel 021 964 18 18 e-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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