Approaching Sustainability Through the IBDP Core

At present there is no one place that the issue of Sustainability is dealt with in the iB Diploma. It is referred to in a number of courses (Geography, Economics, ESS and Biology). This means that students who are not studying these subjects get little exposure to Sustainability. The IB has woken up to this being an issue and has recently released a document “The Circular Economy-A Call for Action”. What we would like to do is advocate for the Core of the IB Diploma being a vehicle for all of the students doing the IB to be exposed to the concept. We intend to demonstrate in our presentation how this is being delivered in some schools and could be adopted by all of them as a way of ensuring all iBDP students have some exposure to sustainability and have the skills to act on them.