Our 10th graders have already handed over their personal projects. They have been working on them for the last months. This has allowed them to develop all the skills needed in the MYP through disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning criteria.
The investigation carried out helped them develop the skills embodied in the IB learner profile, which come in handy when studying DP. Their projects have taken several formats: books, magazines, blogs, demos, arts and crafts, etc.
In this video, they tell us first-hand their experience, where we can witness their incredible and unique works of art.
It was the students themselves who assessed and decided the topic of interest on which to carry out their work, analyzing their own strengths and weaknesses. Each of these projects has been developed by our students in an autonomous, personal and creative way, which is a summative assessment of their ability to do independent work.
Alongside with their personal project, they have also written a report in which they explain how the whole creative process has been: research, planning, deadlines, quality of work and reflection on what they have learned thanks to it.
The MYP: a unique approach, relevant for a global society
The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.
- Teaching and learning in context. Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced.
- Conceptual understanding. Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas.
- Approaches to learning (ATL). A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts.
- Service as action (community service). Action (learning by doing and experiencing) and service have always been shared values of the IB community.
- Language and identity. MYP students are required to learn at least two languages. Learning to communicate in a variety of ways is fundamental to their development of intercultural
understanding and crucial to their identity affirmation.