MYP Global ContextsResearch has shown that people learn best when their learning is contextualized, and related to their lives and the world as they know it. To take advantage of this, and assist teachers and students to take part in deep, meaningful learning, the IBMYP presents units through differing lenses, called Global Contexts.The Global Contexts have been developed to not only assist in contextualizing information for students, but also provide them with a structure to understand and interact with the world around them.
Identities and Relationships
Who am I? Who are we? Students will explore identity; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.
Orientation in Space and Time
What is the meaning of “where” and “when”? Students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations from personal, local and global perspectives.
Personal and Cultural Expression
What is the nature and purpose of creative expression? Students will explore the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
Scientific and Technical Innovation
How do we understand the world in which we live? Students will explore the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
Globalization and sustainability
How is everything connected/ Students explore the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the relationship between local and global processes; how experiences mediate the global; the opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness; the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.
Fairness and Development
What are the consequences of our common humanity? Students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.