In a world of increasing interconnection and complexity, learning in context provides students with
opportunities to explore multiple dimensions of global challenges and encourages them to develop creative
solutions. In the MYP, teachers design units around important global issues and ideas
including climate change, international conflicts and international exchange and trade.
The structure of global contexts in the MYP
Teaching and learning in the MYP involves understanding concepts in context. Global contexts provide a
common language for powerful contextual learning, identifying specific settings, events or circumstances
that provide more concrete perspectives for teaching and learning. When teachers select a global context
for learning, they are answering the questions:
- Why are we engaged in this inquiry?
- Why are these concepts important?
- Why is it important for me to understand?
- Why do people care about this topic?