Natasha Kaplinsky to host new IB current affairs programme

In a unique communications partnership, the International Baccalaureate and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme, hosted by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.

Natasha Kaplinsky to host new IB current affairs programme
ITN Productions are to produce a current affairs-style programme for the International Baccalaureate (IB). The programme will be a communications tool in a broadcast news style format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.The programme, ‘A better world through education’, aims to showcase the diversity of IB schools across the globe and to explore what the IB offers as it approaches its 50th Anniversary.

Building international-mindedness

It will examine how IB education influences the world through its global impact on students, schools and communities. It will also look at how IB teaching aims to develop ‘the whole child’ whilst building international-mindedness and a respect for other people’s views; attributes which are needed more than ever in today’s conflicted world.Simon Shelley, head of Industry News at ITN Productions, said, “ITN Productions is delighted to be partnering with the International Baccalaureate, to examine the programmes of education aimed at producing curious, self-motivated, and confident young people.“We’re excited to embark on this project and engage with schools and key people across the globe who are dedicated to shaping the future of education and assessment.”

The IB Educator Network

‘A better world through education’ will look at how the IB curriculum is taught in schools, with teachers supported by the IB Educator Network – a unique network of almost 5000 IB educators who train and develop fellow teachers globally.Key interviews and reports will be combined with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations that are working closely with the IB and its global membership.‘A better world through education’ will launch at the IB Global Conference on the 25 October 2017 at The Hague, Netherlands. The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring IB members, partners, government decision makers, as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.
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Dr Siva Kumari, director general of the International Baccalaureate, said, “As we head to our 50th anniversary year, the IB will continue to celebrate international education with its schools, teachers and students. The partnership with ITN Productions is a key element of that effort.“I’m looking forward to seeing the energy we generate in our classrooms—among both students and teachers—come alive on film. The effect the IB movement has on our schools, and on the outside world, is achieved through innovation, service and community, and that is how we deliver our mission—education for a better world.“We want to share that message with those who have an interest in the future of education and in developing the citizens who will build a better tomorrow.”For related news and features, visit our Education and Schools section.Access hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online Directory  Get access to our free Global Mobility Toolkit

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