IBO Publications

Below are publications directly related to IBO. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you think an additional publication about IBO should be included in this list, please let us know!

Crealock-Ashurst, B. R., Crealock-Ashurst, B., Williams, L., & Moffat, K. (2017). A Critical Reflection on the 28th International Biology Olympiad. Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 5(1), 127-136.

Goh, B., Ng, N. K., & Fullwood, M. J. (2015). Sustaining excellence in biology competitions: Observations from SIBiol’s International Biology Olympiad Experience in the last five years, an SG50 commentary. Asian Youth Journal of Biology, 3, 5-7. http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17172

Khashayar, P. (2014). A qualitative survey of top-achieving undergraduate medical students’ perspectives of medical education: An Iranian exploration. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 6(2), 165-168. DOI: 10.7196/AJHPE.51

Lim, S. S., Cheah, H. M., & Hor, T. A. (2014). Science Olympiads as vehicles for identifying talent in the sciences: The Singapore experience. In: Communicating Science to the Public (pp. 195-211). Springer, Dordrecht.

Mahajan, B. S. (2000). Biology Olympiad programme in India. Current Science, 79(8), 1058–1061. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24104358

Mackenzie, D. (2001). Science Olympiads Offer a Variety of Arenas for Overachievers. Science, 293(5530), 599. DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.599

Marlina, R., Puspaningrum, H., & Hamdani, H. (2017). Differentiation of test items between the high school biology olimpiad in North Kayong and The National Science Olimpiad. Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 6(2), 245-251.

Morélis, H., Oliver, M. & Massop, B. (2014). 25 years of IBO. A memory book on the occasion of celebrating 25 years of the International Biology Olympiad. Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia & Dutch National Institute for Curriculum Development.

Novák, M., Petr, J., & Ditrich, T. (2021). Secondary School Students’ Ability To Work With The Tasks Designed For Biology Olympiad. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 20(5), 827.

O'Kennedy, R., Burke, M., van Kampen, P., James, P., Cotter, M., Browne, W. R., ... & McGlynn, E. (2005). Olympiad (EUSO): a model for Science Education. Journal of Biological Education, 39(2).

Oliver, M., & Venville, G. (2011). An Exploratory Case Study of Olympiad Students’ Attitudes towards and Passion for Science. International Journal of Science Education, 33(16), 2295–2322. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2010.550654

Opitz, S. T., & Harms, U. (2020). Assessing High Performers in the Life Sciences: Characteristics of Exams Used at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) and Their Implications for Life Science Education. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 19(4), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.19-10-0215

Opitz, S. T. & Schroeter, B. (2021). IBO Assessments: Theoretical and Practical Tasks from 2013 to 2015. Kiel, IPN. ISBN 978-3-89088-309-0

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Petr J., Papáček M., Stuchlíková I. (2018) The Biology Olympiad as a Resource and Inspiration for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching. In: Tsivitanidou O., Gray P., Rybska E., Louca L., Constantinou C. (eds) Professional Development for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning. Contributions from Science Education Research, vol 5. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91406-0_11

Shim, K. C., Lee, H. U., So, K. H., & Chang, N. K. (1998). International Comparison of Korean Biology Gifted-Students. Journal of The Korean Association For Science Education, 18(4), 485-491.

Shim, K. C., Lee, H. U., So, K. H., & Chang, N. K. (1998). Comparison between Training and Participating Achievements of Delegates of Korean Students I-Theoretical Part. Journal of The Korean Association For Science Education, 18(4), 627-633.

Stang, J., Urhahne, D., Nick, S., & Parchmann, I. (2014). Who gets further? Prediction of the Qualification for the International Biology and Chemistry Olympiad on the Basis of the Achievement Motivation Model of Eccles. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 28(3), 105-114.

Steegh, A. M., Höffler, T. N., Keller, M. M., & Parchmann, I. (2019). Gender differences in mathematics and science competitions: A systematic review. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 56(10), 1431-1460.

Vartak, R., Ronad, A., & Nath, B. B. (2019). Teaching the Vertebrate Skeletal Systems with Cast and Models Avoiding Animal Dissection. Asian Journal of Biology Education, Vol, 11, 15.

Voogt, P., & Poorter, H. (1996). The effects of nutrient fertilization on growth, biomass allocation, and anatomy of maize plants. Journal of Biological Education, 30(1), 67-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.1996.9655479