The goal of the Mayfair Middle Years Programme (MYP) is to provide students with learning opportunities that allow them to make wise choices and respect others. The Mayfair MYP builds on the skills and learning developed in the IB Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). The PYP “focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside” (IB). The IB MYP connects learning experiences to the world outside through the Global Contexts.
The IB MYP emphasizes holistic learning.
The IB MYP promotes learning experiences that make connections between all subjects. Students can show their strengths and be rewarded for them to gain a sense of personal achievement.
The IB MYP emphasizes intercultural awareness and communication.
In our community, it is essential that the teaching and learning process reflects, and is responsive to, the different perspectives of all our students. This places an emphasis on communication skills in the languages and other subjects.
The IB MYP is student-centered.
It is important that students begin to understand their own learning process and the necessary skills to continue a lifetime of learning. The teaching and learning process shifts the emphasis from teacher-led instruction to student-led learning.
The philosophy’s key elements permeate and are practiced throughout the whole curriculum.
Students develop an awareness of themselves and others through a focus on higher-order thinking skills.