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1 Sarah Coulton and Mark Poulsum

2 The IB learner profile and Geography Progress in Geography A themed approach to syllabus delivery Benefits to students Key questions for discussion

3 The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world IB ethos statement

4 IB learner profile Reflective Balanced Principled Risk takers Caring Open minded Communicators Thinkers Knowledgeable Inquirers

5 Principled They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the actions that accompany them. Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.

6 Themed approach Knowledge? Challenge! Progress Cannot be isolated Not linear Human interaction

7 Spatial element. Reluctance to categorise and prescribe. Enables change- future proof! Engaging.

8 When students were asked what the recurring themes are…. Images removed for copyright reasons

9 An example of a themed approach to syllabus delivery

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11 Is the themed approach similar or different to A-Level? What constitutes a knowledge base for the IB Geographer? How is the IB learner profile relevant to UK students? What are the challenges for an IB Geography student and their teachers?

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