International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
Middle Years Programme
:left_right_arrow: Lifelong Learning
Approaches to Learning
Learning how to learn
Common language to reflect on the process of learning
ATL Skill Categories
Prepare students to demonstrate learning on meaningful assessments
Similar to 21st-Century Skills
IB Learner Profile
Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, Reflective
The IB Learner Profile represents 10 attributes that help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
Service as Action
Community or Personal Project
:bulb: Concept-Based Learning
More Specific, Grounded in each Discipline
See Subject Guide For List and Descriptions
Broad, Organizing Ideas
Time, Place, and Space
Provide Interdisciplinary Breadth
Concepts vs. Topics
Principles & Generalizations
Relationships Between Ideas
Transfer Within and Across Disciplines
:question: Inquiry-Based Learning
Provoke Curiosity to Structure and Sustain Exploration
Students formulate their own questions and find their own responses.
Students construct meaning through collaboration in a learning community.
MYP Unit Planners
Identify concepts, contexts, statement of inquiry, and inquiry questions to guide learning.
Identify learning experiences to explore concepts through action.
Reflect on learning experiences and refine understanding.
Meaningful, Authentic, Engaging Assessment
Use MYP assessment criteria to evaluate student work.
:globe_with_meridians: Contextualized Learning
MYP Global Contexts
Scientific and Technical Innovation
Fairness and Development
Orientation of Time and Space
Personal and Cultural Expression
Identities and Relationships
Globalization and Sustainability
Explorations: Each Global Context includes more specific "explorations" to highlight relevance to real-world contexts.
Local and Global Communities