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1 Middle Years Programme The unique benefits of the MYP

2 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Contents  IB mission statement  What are the IB programmes?  Learner profile  Fundamental concepts  Middle Years Programme definition  Programme model  Areas of interaction  Assessment  Overview Page 2

3 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 3 Mission Organization: What is the IB mission and legal status? The IB is a not-for-profit foundation, motivated by its educational mission, focused on the student. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The IB is a non-profit making Swiss Foundation registered in The activities of the organization are determined by an Act of Foundation approved by the Swiss authorities. Further resources: The Annual Review including accounts is available on Further resources: The Annual Review including accounts is available on Motivated by a mission We aim to create a better world through education Partnerships We achieve our goals by working together Quality We value our reputation for high standards Participation We actively involve our stakeholders International mindedness We embrace diversity Legal status Core values

4 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 4 Programmes : What is the learner profile? It’s the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21 st century. The attributes of the learner profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of international education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the three programmes and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools. IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. IB learners strive to be: Inquirers Knowledgeable Thinkers Communicators Principled Open-minded Caring Risk-takers Balanced Reflective

5 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 5 Programmes: What is the MYP programme? Curriculum & Assessment Professional development School authorization & programme evaluation Middle Years Ages

6 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Philosophy: What are the fundamental concepts of the MYP?  Holistic learning  Intercultural awareness  Communication Page 6

7 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 7 Definition: How is the Middle Years Programme defined? The MYP is:  for students aged 11 to 16  a framework of academic challenge  8 subject groups, plus personal project in the final year  taught in any language The MYP encourages students to:  understand the connections between subjects through interdisciplinary learning  understand the connections between subjects and the real world  become critical and reflective thinkers

8 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Page 8 Philosophy: Programme model

9 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 What are the areas of interaction? Approaches to learning Community and service Health and social education Environments Human ingenuity (Homo faber) Page 9

10 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Areas of interaction: Approaches to learning Through approaches to learning, teachers provide students with tools to:  Take responsibility for their own learning  Develop awareness of how they learn best  Develop problem solving and decision making skills  Develop awareness of thought processes and learning strategies  Develop critical, coherent and independent thought Page 10

11 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Areas of interaction: Community & service This area of interaction extends learning beyond the classroom and requires students to:  Develop community awareness and concern  Develop a sense of responsibility  Take an active part in the communities in which they live, thereby encouraging responsible citizenship  Develop skills and attitudes that will enable effective contributions to society Page 11

12 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Areas of interaction: Health & social education Page 12 Deals with a variety of human issues including physical, social and emotional health and intelligence. Students will:  be aware of the relationship between the individual and society  take responsibility for their own well- being and for that of others  take responsibility for their social environment  be able to make informed choices for themselves with consideration for the wider society

13 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Areas of interaction: Environments Page 13 Aims to develop awareness of humanity’s interdependence with a range of environments so that students:  Understand issues within natural, built and virtual environments  Take responsibility for maintaining and improving environments that are fit for the future  Take action on issues explored through this area of interaction

14 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Areas of interaction: Human ingenuity (Homo faber) Students explore the ways that human minds have influenced our lives. Students will:  become aware of the nature of ingenuity  reflect on the impact of innovations and creations, ideologies and ways of thinking,  appreciate the consequences of actions Page 14

15 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Assessment: How do we assess student learning in the MYP?  Involves a range of task types  Assessment of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes  Criterion referenced  Internally assessed (by teachers)  Externally moderated for global standardization Page 15

16 © International Baccalaureate Organization 2007 Overview International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme  A programme for year olds  Student-centered programme  Range of academic disciplines  Academically rigorous  Areas of interaction connect disciplines to the real world  Can be taught in any language  Flexible enough to be used with local requirements  Designed and reviewed by experienced, practicing educators Page 16


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