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Part 1: What is the MYP?

The MYP is a conceptually-driven curriculum providing students with a range of learning experiences. It provides educators with a framework for designing authentic learning experiences for students, enabling them to make connections to the world outside of the classroom. Over its five years, the programme focuses on developing students’ mindsets and skills that allow them to become lifelong learners.

Students engage in eight academic disciplines, building on both subject-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge, and continually inquire into how knowledge transfers within subjects, as well as to the world they inhabit. The MYP curriculum includes the following key components, which we will go over in this guide:

  1. Approaches to learning skills: Five skill groups, or clusters, which students are explicitly taught how to develop across experiences
  2. Key and related concepts: Disciplinary anchors that help students explore big ideas
  3. Global contexts: Umbrella explorations to situate taught content within the real world

To get started with understanding the key tenets of the MYP, as well as each of the individual subject groups, check out our visual guides below!

Disclaimer: This guide has been produced independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle’s resources seek to encourage sharing of perspectives and innovative ideas for classroom teaching & learning. They are not intended to be replacements for official IB guides and publications. Views and opinions expressed by the authors of these resources are personal and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB. Please seek assistance from your school’s IB coordinator and/or refer to official IB documents before implementing ideas and strategies shared within these resources in your classroom.