At UIS Zengcheng the Middle Years Programme starts in Grade 7 and concludes in Grade 10. The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP). \
The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) helps students develop both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding. The MYP curriculum framework includes:
Approaches to learning (ATL), helping students learn how to learn by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management
Key and related concepts, helping students explore big ideas that matter
Global contexts, helping students understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.
The MYP culminates in an independent learning project. Students complete a significant piece of work over an extended period of time, encouraging them to consolidate their learning and reflect on the outcomes of their work.
The MYP organizes teaching and learning through eight subject groups.The programme promotes interdisciplinary study that helps students make important connections between academic subjects.
Integrated teaching and learning helps students analyze complex issues and develop the habits of mind they need to participate in our increasingly interconnected world.
The Personal Project is a chance for students in Grade 10 to do what they enjoy doing, to explore and deepen their interests. It is a product of their own initiative and should reflect their experience of the MYP. By carrying on a personal project students can produce a truly creative piece of work to demonstrate their skills and learn more about what matters to them as individuals.
This Personal Project aims to allow MYP Grade 10 students to:
· Engage in personal enquiry on issues that are relevant to them, through a Global Context
· Demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time.
· Reflect on their own learning and knowledge
· Move towards thoughtful and positive action
· Develop confidence as a lifelong learner
What does a student need to create for the personal project?
By the end of their personal project students must have three items:
· A process journal
· A product or outcome for display that shows other people what you did
· A project report