IB MYP Fundamental Concepts:
The MYP Fundamental Concepts describe the learning environment in which the student is operating and provide schools with guidance on developing their school culture.
•Holistic Learning--the notion that all knowledge is interrelated and that the curriculum should cater to the development of the whole person, the attributes of which are described by the IB Learner Profile.
•Intercultural Awareness--the notion that school communities should encourage and promote international-mindedness by engaging with ad exploring other cultures, a key feature of international education as reflected in the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
•Communication--the notion that schools should encourage open and effective communication, important skills that contribute to international understanding as exemplified by the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
My personal philosophy of education reflects the IB MYP fundamental concepts through the following ways:
*Coordinating the arts and other subject areas and helping students see the interrelatedness of the various academic disciplines
*providing for different modes of creative expression (oral, written and visual)
*Implementing a curriculum that broadens student’s experience and learned values—helping students understand own culture while respecting others’