Here's another installment on the theme of access in the IB
We're excited to announce that we have received funding approval for a project we proposed to the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) under their outreach program. The project we will implement is designed to help our IB students share their experiences in international education and critical thinking with future teachers.
A key participant group for the project is women university students from the interior of the country who live in a government-run student residence in Ankara. We proposed this project because our students will learn from sharing concepts from TOK, literature, CAS and other IB activities, and the university women will also be able to learn some things about cross-cultural understanding that they can one day impart to their students. The women who will participate in the project are from places where, for economic, social and geographic reasons, there is far less exposure to cultural diversity and learning how, as the IBO puts it, others can also be right.
We'll use the project funding to establish a cultural resources library, attend concerts, plays and exhibitions, host film nights and guest speakers, and sponsor other activities to set the scene for discussions about literature, critical thinking and cross-cultural understanding. I expect we'll all learn a lot.
The name of our project is Those Who Teach, Learn. I think that's a nice way to sum up the two-way street of learning to teach and teaching to learn. I'll keep you posted.