IB Core

  • An introduction to TOK, EE and Learner Profile
  • The learner profile and what it means to the biology teacher
  • Examples of incorporating learner profile in biology lessons
  • What every biology teacher should know about TOK
  • Links between biology class and TOK
  • The TOK Essay and the TOK Presentation
  • An introduction to the extended essay
  • Understanding your role as the supervisor
  • Recommended steps in the supervision process
  • Understanding each criterion of the extended essay.
  • Examples of extended essay titles
  • Ideas for International Mindedness & Aim 8 in bioogy.

Selected Pages


IB learner profile 12 August 2018

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning attributes for the 21st century.According...


Extended essay - self review questions 17 July 2015

Once students have completed an outline first draft of their extended essay is it important to check that the contents of...


TOK - Introduction 18 November 2014

TOK introduces students to the strengths and weaknesses of the different ways that we know things. It's a training in critical...


Extended Essays - overview 2 October 2014

"..... the extended essay, a substantial piece of writing of up to 4,000 words, enables students to investigate a topic...

EE Assessment Criteria 2018 22 September 2018

"Supervisors of extended essays should ensure that the official IB assessment criteria are made available to candidates...

International mindedness 26 February 2018

As IB Biology teachers we should be encouraging our stuents to think of the world as a patchwork of common humanity. Our...

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