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Encyclopedia > IB Middle Years Programme

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is an educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in International Schools, the United States, Canada and Australia). Thus, in the United States the programme is often taught throughout the middle school years and the first two years of high school. Typically, middle schools and high schools work in coordination with each other when the programme can not be entirely hosted within one combined school. However, Willams Middle School, in Tampa, Florida and later, Herbert Ammons Middle School, Miami, Florida, have been granted the authority to host the a full MYP curriculum in only grades 6, 7, and 8. The full programme lasts 5 years although more limited programmes can be adopted with permission from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Official MYP documentation is available from the IBO in English, French, Spanish and Chinese. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is an educational programme created and managed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for students aged 3 to 12. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational programme examined in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is a university entrance course. ... The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an international profit educational foundation, founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of acronyms connected with the three International Baccalaureate programmes: the IB Diploma Programme, the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Primary Years Programme. ... This is a list of notable people affiliated with the International Baccalaureate, including IBO directors-general, presidents of the IBO Council of Foundation, and notable graduates of one or more of the three IB programmes. ... A total of 1470 schools (as of September 2005) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme. ... A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme. ... A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme. ... A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme. ... The Group One of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled language A1, refers to the native language or otherwise best language of the student - thus, language A1. ... The Group Two of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled second language, refers to the one or more foreign languages that each Diploma candidate is required to study. ... It has been suggested that IB Psychology SL be merged into this article or section. ... The Group Four of IB Diploma Programme subjects, subtitled experimental sciences, consists of biology, chemistry, physics, Design Technology, and environmental systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wikibooks has a book on the topic of International Baccalaureate The Group Six of IB Diploma Programme subjects is subtitled the arts and electives. In group six, students can take any of the subjects offered in the other five groups. ... The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Herbert A. Ammons Middle School is a magnet school, in Miami, Florida in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. ... “Miami” redirects here. ... The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an international profit educational foundation, founded in 1968 in Geneva, Switzerland. ...



The IBO contends that the MYP programme naturally prepares students for the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and there are significant parallels in structure and philosophy. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational programme examined in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is a university entrance course. ...


Curriculum

The subjects taught in the MYP are divided into eight subject groups: language A (the student's best language or the language of instruction in the school), language B (a foreign language), humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education, and technology each of which must receive a minimum of 50 hours per year instruction time. A student could take two "Language A" courses if they have sufficient proficiency in both. Schools are given much flexibility to allow them to introduce subjects which they consider important, and to organize their own student assessment and reporting procedures. However, the MYP gives clear exit criteria for each subject group for MYP 5 (grade 10). A foreign language is a language not spoken by the indigenous people of a certain place: for example, English is a foreign language in Japan. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... Physical education (PE) is the interdisciplinary study of all area of science relating to the transmission of physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group, the application of these skills, and their results. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... It has been suggested that Course evaluation be merged into this article or section. ...


The programme is based around five 'areas of interaction': approaches to learning (related to study skills), community and service, Homo Faber ('man the maker'), environment, and health and social education. The areas of interaction are considered a key feature of the MYP. They are not generally taught as separate courses, but rather as themes that are reflected in all subjects. The community and service area requires students to do community service in each year of the programme.


In addition, in MYP 5, students complete a personal project on a topic of their choice, with consultation by teachers.


Students who complete the MYP from a school that undergoes external moderation from the IBO receive a 'portfolio of achievement', including documents from the IBO as well as certificates from the school.


Personal project

The personal project is one of the most important aspects of the MYP. Just as with the Extended Essay in the IB Diploma Programme, students are required to choose a non-academic topic or subject for their project, which they are expected to complete over the course of the school year. Students are required to keep a process journal while working on the process, and schedule regular meetings with an MYP teacher who will serve as their advisor throughout the year; in addition, a final reflection must be written upon the completion of the project which explains how it ties in with at least one of the Areas of Interaction. Students who fail to complete the personal project are usually not allowed to continue on to the Diploma Program. The Extended Essay (EE) is one of the requirements of the IB Diploma Programme. ... The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an educational programme examined in one of three languages (English, French or Spanish) and is a university entrance course. ...


External links

  • The Middle Years Programme at IBO's website

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IB Middle Years Programme curriculum (261 words)
In particular, the framework is flexible enough to allow a school to include other subjects not determined by the IB but which may be required by state or national authorities.
The overall philosophy of the programme is expressed through three fundamental concepts that support and strengthen all areas of the curriculum.
Where local conditions prevent a school teaching all five years of the programme, authorization may be granted for that school to teach the programme over fewer years.
IB Middle Years Programme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (295 words)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is a five-year educational programme intended for students aged approximately 11 to 16 (grades 6-10 in the United States).
Thus, in the United States the programme is often taught throughout the middle school years and the first two years of high school.
The programme is based around five 'areas of interaction': approaches to learning, community and service, Homo Faber ('man the maker'), the environment, and health and social education.
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