Community service and the Middle Years Program learner goals
FCPS Service Learning
- The MYP aims to develop students who are:
- Active learners
- Internationally minded
- Able to empathize with others
- Have the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning.
- As part of the IB continuum, the MYP is designed to help students develop the characteristics of the IB learner profile.
- It offers students opportunities to:
- develop their potential
- explore their own learning preferences
- take appropriate risks
- reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, the MYP can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. Who is the MYP for?
The profile aims to develop learners who are:
Teaching and learning in context
Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and their experience of the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through developmentally appropriate explorations of:
- identities and relationships
- personal and cultural identity
- orientations in space and time
- scientific and technical innovation
- fairness and development
- globalization and sustainability.
Service as action, through community service
Action and service have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project.