What are the aims of IBMYP? How to make it?
What are the traits required for IBMYP learners?
How is IBMYP different from traditional curriculum system?
To answer these questions, the fifth Parent Workshop: What is IBMYP(II) for this semester was held on 17th Apr, presented by our MYP Coordinator, Mr. Robert Young.
Mr. Young brings with his 15 years of experience as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and school principal. His educational philosophy has been shaped through work experiences in both Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound and International Baccalaureate Program Schools.
Robert Young first reviewed the main content of the last IBMYP Parent Workshop: What is IBMYP.
Then he points out ten essential profile traits of an IBMYP learner: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective. Through these traits, one can easily understand how IBMYP outstands traditional curriculum system. In IBMYP, students learn from inquires instead of traditional teachers’ lectures. Teamwork is also given great emphasis in IBMYP. Robert believes that in modern society, IB curriculum will better prepare its students for their future jobs.
He also gave the introduction of the eight subjects of IBMYP and their respective aims, as well as their assessment criteria. From the perspective of an IB teacher, Robert then presented MYP approaches to teaching. Besides, to help current PYP students’ parents better understand MYP, Robert explained how PYP subjects are linked up with MYP ones.
After presenting IBDP and IBMYP to our parents, the next Parent Workshop introducing IBPYP will be held on 8th, May and presented by our PYP Coordinator Neil Westcott.