In the MYP, learning in all subjects should happen within authentic world settings, events, and circumstances. An MYP Global Context is selected for each curriculum unit in each subject as a way to encourage international-mindedness and global engagement. MYP learning environments value the world as the broadest context for learning. Teachers use a variety of models and a range of vocabulary to prepare students to live in the highly globalized societies of the 21st century.
MYP Global Contexts
The Six MYP Global Contexts for Teaching and Learning
|Orientation in Space and Time||Personal and Cultural Expression|
|Who we are: an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.||Where we are in place and time: an inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from local and global perspectives.||How we express ourselves: an inquiry into 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||Globalization and Sustainability||Fairness and
|How the world works: an inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.||How we organize ourselves: an inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.||Sharing the planet: an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.|