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ArtCore: Paving the Way for a New Education Paradigm: An Immersive Arts-Integration Program for Middle Schools

ArtCore is an evolving model for arts-based school enhancement that unites community based teaching artists with middle school educators to generate creative, challenging and sustainable learning opportunities for historically marginalized students. Teaching artists work side by side with one grade level of educators per year during three years, modeling arts integration approaches across the school. This collaboration cultivates skilled cohorts of students and renews a strong school culture that values the unique creativity of every student and educator. By engaging every member of the school community as a learner, ArtCore goes to the heart of integrative, imaginative and culturally responsive learning.

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Academic Buoyancy and Resilience for Diverse Students Around the World

Academic-Resilience_IB-Policy-Paper.pdf (112 downloads) This policy paper presents findings from a wide range of literature on academic resilience in primary and secondary education to help shape the approach schools can take to support diverse students. We focus on different types of challenges that students experience and the different aspects of academic buoyancy and resilience that shape…

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Growth Mindset Thinking and Beliefs in Teaching and Learning

Growth-Mindset_IB_PolicyPaper.pdf (154 downloads) This policy paper presents findings from a wide range of literature on growth mindset in primary and secondary education. Part 1 describes key insights from research on growth mindset. Part 2 presents promising practices to improving students’ growth mindset beliefs and thinking. Part 3 provides recommendations for IB stakeholders, meant to strengthen…

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Making The Abstract Explicit: The Role Of Metacognition In Teaching And Learning

MetaCognition_IB_PolicyPaper.pdf (122 downloads) This policy paper presents findings from a wide range of literature on metacognition in primary and secondary education. To help make the abstract explicit for school leaders and teachers, we focus on three aspects of metacognition commonly studied in the literature , metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive skills, and metacognitive experiences. Part 1 describes…

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Ownership of Learning: Fostering Learners with Autonomy, Drive, and Endurance

Ownership of learning means a learner is motivated, engaged, and self-directed with a sense of autonomy, choice, and responsibility in their actions. All learners have a fundamental need to feel autonomy in what they do. Decades of research has shown that when students feel autonomous, they have higher motivation to learn and achieve stronger academic performance in school. Naturally, learners want to make decisions that matter, pursue directions that feel meaningful to them, and hold a sense of responsibility and control for both their successes and setbacks.

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Annotated Keynote Presentation

Want to learn more about Inflexion, our approach, and the work we do? Download an annotated version of our 2020 keynote presentation to read examples of how we are working with educators, students, communities, and an impressive list of partners who are dissatisfied with the status quo and motivated to find what really works.

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