CGS has been an officially authorised IB MYP school since January 2014.
The CGS IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a contemporary educational programme based on:
the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB), the Cross Thematic Curriculum Framework (Δ.Ε.Π.Π.Σ.) and the Greek National Curriculum.
and covers the three (3) years of the Middle School and A’ Lyceum.
The objectives of the IB MYP are for its students to:
- develop a responsible attitude towards learning
- acquire the required knowledge according to the level at which they are
- combine the knowledge, experience and critical thinking they have acquired to solve problems outside the narrow confines of the classroom
- perceive their place in a global society
- gain an international view of things
- learn to act responsibly both individually and collectively
- expand their set of values
- shape aesthetic criteria
- develop all aspects of their personality
It is based on two parallel and complementary pillars:
- one which covers and enhances the content of the Greek National Curriculum
• interdisciplinarity and cross-curricular teaching
Interdisciplinarity is the combination of 2 or more academic disciplines in order to investigate and provide answers to various issues. It answers the question: “What disciplines are involved in studying a topic?”
Cross-curricular teaching is a broader concept that transcends the confines associated with lessons and approaches a subject with coherent and unified knowledge domains and a holistic understanding of knowledge. It summarizes the question: “How does a subject open up new cognitive fields whilst integrating the knowledge, practices, habits, attitudes and customs which bring together numerous fields of human knowledge and activity?”
A video about the MYP can be found at the following link: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/
For further information regarding the IB, please visit: https://www.ibo.org
The learner profile
The common aim of all the International Baccalaureate programmes, including the Middle Years Programme (MYP), is to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
The profile aims to develop learners who are:
- Inquirers We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
- Knowledgeable We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
- Thinkers We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
- Communicators We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
- Principled We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
- Open-minded We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
- Caring We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
- Risk-takers We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
- Balanced We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
- Reflective We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.
Taken from IB ΜΥΡ: From principles into practice.
For more information, click on: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/