Vice Principal of MYP
"Welcome to the MYP!
We will teach you to find a context for your knowledge- and for yourself!"
Being an IB world school means that it is our aim to educate for life. Our ambition is to create internationally minded and knowledgeable citizens. We know that our students are provided a strong foundation for higher education, whether it be for a Swedish gymnasium, the IB Diploma program or a high school somewhere else in the world. Many students return to visit providing us with positive feedback.
According to IB, "MYP aims to help students develop understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.”
The MYP is taught according to guiding principles such as teaching and learning in context; conceptual understanding; approaches to learning (ATL), and service as action, through community service projects.
Teaching and Learning in Context
Learning is provided context, and connected to students’ own lives and their experience of the world. With the application of global contexts, MYP students are encouraged to develop an understanding of “their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet” by exploring the following areas:
● Identities and relationships
● Personal and cultural identity
● Orientations in space and time
● Scientific and technical innovation
● Fairness and development
● Globalisation and sustainability
MYP students use concepts to explore issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance, and examine knowledge holistically. The MYP prescribes 16 key interdisciplinary concepts, along with related concepts for each discipline.
Approaches to Learning (ATL)
ATL helps students to “learn how to learn." ATL provides a basis for independent learning and encourages the application of knowledge and skills in previously unfamiliar contexts, thereby encouraging the development and application of students’ social, thinking, research, communication and self-management skills.
Service as Action
All IB students are encouraged to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service: a desire to positively impact the lives of others and the environment. Students “take action” when they apply what they learn in the classroom – and elsewhere – to everyday life.