Individuals and Societies

MYP Individuals and Societies encourages learners to respect and understand the world around them and equips them with a skills base appropriate for a learner in the 21st century. MYP Individuals and Societies involves inquiring into historical, contemporary, geographical, political, social, economic, religious, technological and cultural contexts that influence and have an impact on individuals, societies and environments. This encourages learners, both students and teachers, to consider varied local and global contexts. MYP Individuals and Societies defines itself as incorporating disciplines traditionally found in the humanities, such as history and philosophy, as well as disciplines found in the social sciences, such as economics, geography, sociology and politics. Through the MYP humanities framework, knowledge and conceptual understanding, as well as thinking critically and communication, contribute to the development of the student as a whole.

All subject groups in the MYP share a common foundation through the attributes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile and with the fundamental concepts of the MYP—holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.

MYP Individuals and Societies can be delivered in different ways:

• as discrete subjects such as geography, history, economics, politics or psychology

• as a course of modules in different humanities subjects

• as an integrated humanities subject group course.

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