IB Teacher Workshops

The IB Institute is an integral part of St. Clare's, Oxford and offers the following short courses:

All of our workshops and courses are offered in cooperation with the IB.

In addition, the College has been instrumental in providing advice and tailor-made in-service training for schools and colleges which have decided to start teaching the IB Diploma.

Each workshop focuses on interpreting and updating knowledge about subject syllabi, looking at assessment criteria and understanding how they might differ to other assessment schemes and appreciating the significance of the underlying pedagogy which is embedded in the IB Diploma. Discussion of such concepts such as the Leaver Profile and the Theory of Knowledge course are also included. The success of individual workshops is further enhanced by:

  • having input into the content of workshops through contact with workshop leaders;
  • sharing teaching ideas, resources and strategies; and
  • working alongside IB teachers and trainers from all over the world.
  • the small group size

As soon as you have registered, you will receive more detailed information about each workshop. Alternatively, you can contact David Fowkes, Director of the IB Institute if you have any questions about the workshops.

New Teacher Workshops are suitable for teachers who are about to start teaching the IB Diploma, want to know more about the Diploma or need support in their first two years of teaching the Diploma.

Experienced Teacher Workshops are suitable for teachers who have had two years' experience teaching the subject as part of the Diploma programme.

Sample workshop programme
Day 1 Arrival by 1800 1900 Reception and dinner
Day 2 0900 - 1500 workshops 1600 Publishers' exhibition 1930 Social event
Day 3 0900 - 1500 workshops 1600 Oxford tour 1800 Farewell dinner
Day 4 0900 - 1500 workshops 1500 Departure
NB: precise timings may change subject to availability and numbers