MYP Global Contexts

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.

The Six MYP Global Contexts for Teaching and Learning

and Relationships
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.