The Global Contexts
Teaching and learning in the MYP involves understanding concepts in context. The global contexts provide a common language for powerful contextual learning, identifying specific settings, events or circumstances that provide more concrete perspectives for teaching and learning. When teachers select a global context for learning, they are answering the following questions:
- Why are we engaged in this inquiry?
- Why are these concepts important?
- Why is it important for me to understand?
- Why do people care about this topic?
MYP global contexts provide common points of entry for inquiries into what it means to be internationally minded, framing a curriculum that promotes multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement. The six global contexts are as follows:
- Globalization and Sustainability
- Identities and Relationships
- Fairness and Development
- Personal and Cultural Expression
- Scientific and Technical Innovation
- Orientation in Space and Time
Source: MYP: From Principles into Practice