Cat: 1 | Economics (NEW Curriculum)

16 - 18 Sept 2022 | 09:00 UK
The International Baccalaureate (IB)
STANDARD FEE £595.00 + VAT (if applicable)

A late booking surcharge of £100 will be applied to all bookings made 10 days or less in advance of a workshop

About the workshop


To provide professional development and assistance to subject-specific educators from either a school that has decided to apply for IB authorization or those that are new or recently appointed to a school with an existing IB Diploma Programme.



  • You are new to the faculty of a longstanding IB World School and have not taught in an IB programme previously.
  • You are aware of the IB philosophy and programme structure but are not experienced in teaching or administering the IB.
  • You are familiar with the IB subject guide (including assessment procedures, moderation) and would like greater confidence before teaching a course.
  • You have inherited a course and would like a review before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise.



The workshop should encourage and enable participants to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the IB organization: its history, mission statement, learner profile, IB continuum, the international dimension and university recognition
  • Use elements of the IB Programme standards and practices (standards A, B and C) as a guide for decisions regarding implementation of the programme
  • Consider the impact of the centrality of the IB learner profile and approaches to teaching and learning in the DP model
  • Explore the links between economics and theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE)
  • Develop an understanding of student and teacher questions to guide inquiry (factual, conceptual and debatable)
  • Design course outlines that align with curriculum requirements, aims and objectives of the subject, IB terminology and standards C1–C4 (see the Guide to school authorization: Diploma Programme)
  • Consider an overview of authorization process: timeline, application forms (candidacy and authorization), consultation, verification visit and professional development requirements (see the Guide to school authorization: Diploma Programme)
  • Articulate the assessment requirements for economics
  • Discuss the design principles of summative assessment task(s) in relation to the subject group requirements and objectives
  • Create formative assessment tasks that will equip students with the required factual, procedural and conceptual knowledge that support the summative assessment task(s)
  • Use assessment criteria to make judgments about student achievement (criterion-related, best fit)
  • Discuss and select suitable texts and resources that support teaching and learning in an IB classroom
  • Explore the nature of the extended essay and the role of the supervisor, to include reference to world studies interdisciplinary extended essay
  • Explore the role of reflection in the extended essay, the mandatory reflection sessions and the Reflections on planning and progress form (RPPF)
  • Promote the importance of academic honesty
  • Interact with and explore the subject-specific teaching and learning resources (TSMs) on the programme resource centre
Workshop Leader(s)
Rania Jibai

Rania has teaching and coordination experience with a BA, MA and teaching diploma in Economics from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She holds a successful 18-year track record of teaching the IBDP Economics course in a prominent school in…

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Rania Jibai
About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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IBICUS organises teacher training programmes for schools in over 130 countries around the world.

Originally established to support the IB Schools community, we have been authorised by the IBO to run their full range of official certified Professional Development teacher-training workshops since 2003. We also offer Masterclasses and Seminars for IB and non-IB schools and specialist training for individual schools.


All our workshops listed as starting at 09:00 UK time run to the same timetable:

Day 1 08:30-08:55 set up
  09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 2 09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 3 09:00-13:30 inc breaks


The entire 2022 calendar will be delivered virtually.

All of our workshops are intensive, interactive and delivered via ZOOM. Although it’s great to be in the same room, the intensive nature of our format (4 hours per day with short breaks) means that everyone really retains focus and stays on- point.