University of Bath

International education: The intersection of research and practice

Bringing together a worldwide community of universities and others interested in sharing research and practice in the field of international education

18 Jun 20184.00pm
to
20 Jun 20189.00pm
£600
The International Baccalaureate and University of bath logos
The 2018 IB educator certificate (IBEC) university conference brings together a worldwide community of universities interested in sharing research and practice in the field of international education.

Conference theme

International Education: the Intersection of Research and Practice
Sharing good practice and research relating to the International Baccalaureate and to international education more widely

2018 sees the International Baccalaureate (IB) celebrate its 50th anniversary year. During the half century of its existence, the IB has grown from a single pre-university programme to a continuum of 4 programmes (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme, Career-related Programme) covering the pre-university age range.

The IB’s growth during this period has seen not only increasing numbers of school students enrolled on its programmes but also growth of professional development opportunities for IB teachers, including the IB Educator Certificates offered in conjunction with universities worldwide, and an impressive portfolio of research undertaken both by the IB itself and by researchers supported by the IB - again, including many based in universities around the world.

It is entirely fitting that in this IB anniversary year, this conference for university personnel and other researchers should be jointly organised with the University of Bath, an institution that has had links with the IB since its earliest days and that has itself very recently celebrated its own 50th anniversary.

Conference schedule

View a summary of the keynote sessions and speaker biographies and download the conference handbook for this event.

Monday 18 June

Time Activity Location
4pm Registration Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
5pm Opening speeches Chancellors’ Building 2.6
5.30pm Reception Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
7pm Dinner Claverton Rooms

Tuesday 19 June

Time Activity Location
8am Registration (continued) Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
8am International Baccalaureate question and answer drop-in Chancellors’ Building 3.1
9am Opening plenary Chancellors’ Building 2.6
10am Morning break Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
10.30am Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
12.45pm Lunch Chancellors’ Building level 3 foyer
1.30pm Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
2.30pm Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
3.30pm Break Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
4pm Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
6pm Coaches East Car Park
6.45pm Dinner

Wednesday 20 June

Time Activity Location
8am International Baccalaureate question and answer drop-in Chancellors’ Building 3.1
9am Keynote address Chancellors’ Building 2.6
10am Morning break Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
10.30am Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
12.45pm Lunch Chancellors’ Building level 3 foyer
1.30pm Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
3pm Break Chancellors’ Building level 2 foyer
3.30pm Breakout sessions Breakout rooms
4.35pm Keynote Address Chancellors’ Building 2.6
6.45pm Meet Coaches East Car Park
7pm Closing reception Holburne Museum
9pm Coach back to campus Holburne Museum

Accommodation

En suite single room bed and breakfast accommodation will be available on the university campus, in the Quads. You can reserve your campus accommodation online. We are sorry that double and family rooms are not available on campus.

Information about booking a range of hotel and guest house/bed & breakfast accommodation in and around the city of Bath may be found via the city of Bath Tourist Office.