The MYP curriculum contains eight subject groups together with a core made up of 5 Areas of Interaction. The Student is at the center of the learning.
There is a Personal Project that MYP students complete by grade 10.
How is it different than regular education?
Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is as important as learning facts.
Students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world.
What are the Areas of Interaction?
1.) Approaches to Learning - Through ATL teachers provide students with the tools to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning, thereby developing an awareness of how they learn best, of thought processes and of learning strategies.
2.) Community and Service - This component requires students to take an active part in the communities in which they live, thereby encouraging responsible citizenship.
3.) Environments - This area aims to develop students’ awareness of their interdependence with the environment so that they understand and accept their responsibilities.
4.) Human Ingenuity (formerly known as Homo Faber) - Students explore in multiple ways the processes and products of human creativity, thus learning to appreciate and develop in themselves the human capacity to influence, transform, enjoy and improve the quality of life.
5.) Health and Social Education - This area deals with physical, social and emotional health and intelligence—key aspects of development leading to complete and healthy lives.
What is the Personal Project?
In the last year of the MYP, students complete the personal project, a significant body of work, the product of the student’s own initiative and creativity. The personal project must reflect a personal understanding of the areas of interaction and the application of skills acquired through approaches to learning. MYP students are expected to choose their project, which can take many forms, and take the process to completion with the supervision of an adult in the school. The personal project forms part of the assessment scheme of the MYP. It involves planning, research and a high degree of personal reflection.