Global Contexts


Global contexts help students connect their learning experiences with their lives and the world they have experienced. Global contexts inspire exploration, promote engagement and encourage the development of internationally minded people.


The MYP identifies six global contexts for teaching and learning:


MYP Global Contexts


Identities and relationships

Who are we?

Orientation in space and time

What is the meaning of ‘where’ and ‘when’?

Personal and cultural expression

What is the nature and purpose of personal expression?

Scientific and technical innovation

How do we understand the worlds in which we live?

Globalization and sustainability

How is everything connected?

Fairness and development

What are the consequences of our common humanity?