Students in grades 6-10 are at a critical stage of development as they are undergoing dramatic physical, personal, social and intellectual changes. They are also becoming more aware of the wider world around them. It is a time of questioning and challenging, which can be exciting, confusing and a bit frightening all at the same time. The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) aims to help students through this crucial time by fostering a sense of belonging and a positive attitude to learning. Learning how to learn, how to evaluate information and communicate their learning are important to the program.
The MYP has three fundamental concepts:
- The programme is holistic
- The programme fosters inter-cultural awareness
- A programme that stresses the importance of communication
- Language A (English, Russian and Korean (9&10))
- Language B (English, Russian and French)
- Physical Education
IB Learner Profile:
Areas of Interaction (AOI):
These are lenses through which we develop lines within and between individual subject groups. They ask students be involved in a cycle of gaining knowledge, reflection and thoughtful action.
|Approaches to Learning||How do I learn Best?
How do I know?
How can I communicate my understanding?
|Community & Service||How do we live in relation to each other?
How can I contribute to the community?
How can I help others?
|Health & Social Education||How do I think and act?
How am I changing?
How can I look after myself and others?
|Environments||What are our environments?
What resources do we have or need?
What are my responsibilities?
|Human Ingenuity||Why and how do we create?
What are the consequences?
Personal Project: The culminating project of the MYP is the Personal Project. Each grade 10 student have this exciting opportunity to complete a major piece of work on a project of their choice, under the guidance of a supervising teacher.
If you have any questions about the Middle Years Programme at TIS, please do not hesitate to contact me.
International Baccalaureate MYP sites & documents:
General MYP Site: http://www.ibo.org/myp/
MYP Curriculum Site: http://www.ibo.org/myp/curriculum/index.cfm
MYP General Regulations for students and parents
MYP preparing students for university in the 21st Century
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2002, 2007