MYP Personal Project

Denton High School


IB World School

What is the Personal Project?

The Personal Project is a culminating activity of the IB Middle Years Program. It is a student-directed inquiry, that MYP students at DHS will work on throughout the fall and spring semesters. The Personal Project can take the form of a piece of independent research and/or investigation that takes the form of a student’s choice, such as a research paper, an original written play or short story, the building of a piece of furniture or other product, and so on. It provides an opportunity for students to produce a truly creative and personal piece of work while they demonstrate the learning skills they have acquired through their years in the IB Middle Years Program.

What are the aims?

Participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context

• Generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through indepth investigation

• Demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of learning

• Demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time

• Communicate effectively in a variety of situations

• Appreciate the process of learning and take pride in your accomplishments

• Reflect on your learning and knowledge (on your own and with others)

• Move towards thoughtful and positive action

• Develop confidence as lifelong learners