GEMS World Academy-Etoy International School hosted an event where parents were given an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how an IB education is important for children through school and into University.
The International Baccalaureate started its development in 1960 as a collaborative project between the University of Geneva (Switzerland), Cambridge (UK) and Harvard (USA) with the aim of developing a recognized international curriculum. The IB is now offered at over 5000 schools worldwide and every year more than 150,000 students take the final Diploma program. It is the fastest growing educational program in the world, but maybe the least understood.
The two guest speakers Jeffrey Beard, former Director General of the IB organisation, and Jeffrey Petty, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Academic Director of the EMBA programme at the University of Lausanne, came to share their insights as experts in the field and give an overview of the changing nature of the university sector on a global level.