Written for librarians in schools that are applying to offer the program as well as those who already work with it, The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the School Library: Inquiry-Based Education provides information and strategies specifically relating libraries to the IBDP.
The guide includes information about the IBDP ranging from the subject matrix to unique aspects of the program, such as the Theory of Knowledge course, the Extended Essay requirement, and the Learner Profile. The book also discusses other important features of IB programs, such as internationalism and academic honesty. Finally, it blends theory and practice by providing details and findings from the only two-year research study to follow students and teachers through the IBDP. The study demonstrates the role of the school library in the program, showing how both students and teachers used and valued it. Each chapter concludes with a series of points or strategies for the librarian to reflect upon and/or use as the basis of action.
- An abstract on the Extended Essay process
- Examples of library helpsheets for IBDP students
- A glossary of IBDP acronyms and IB terminology
- A specially created list of items that will be helpful for a TOK course
- An extensive bibliography of library and education sector references