Personal Projects 2021

The Personal Project is the capstone of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The project engages students in a self-directed inquiry and demonstrates their ability to learn independently, generate new insights, and deeper understandings through an in-depth investigation into an area of their own choosing. The skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to complete this project over an extended period of time prepare TMS students to flourish as life-long learners.

Under normal circumstances, TMS would host an exhibition to share and celebrate with our community the incredible work that our Grade 10 students have put into their Personal Projects. This year, to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have opted to post our Exhibition online instead.

Since September, students have been investigating, planning, taking-action, producing, creating and reflecting as they have explored their chosen topics through the lens of a Global Context. By learning and understanding concepts in context, students gain a more concrete perspective and relevance.

In completing their project, students have practised their Approaches to Learning skills of self-management, research, communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking that they have learned throughout the Middle Years Programme.

As a community, we would like to recognize and acknowledge the valuable learning the Grade 10s have demonstrated during the process of completing the Project.

Identities & Relationships

Who am I? Who are we?

Within this Global Context, students will explore identity, beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; what it means to be human.

Personal & Cultural Expression

What is the nature and purpose of creative expression?

Within this Global Context, students will explore the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Globalization & Sustainability

How is everything connected?

Within this Global Context, students will explore the interconnectedness of human made systems and communities; the relationship between local and global processes; how local experiences mediate the global; the opportunities and tensions provided by world interconnectedness; the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.

Scientific and Technical Innovation

How do we understand the world in which we live?

Within this Global Context, students will explore the natural world and its laws; the interaction between people and the natural world; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on communities and environments; the impact of environments on human activity; how humans adapt environments to their needs

Orientation in Space and Time

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

Within this Global Context, students will explore personal histories; homes and journeys; turning points in humankind; discoveries; explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations, from personal, local and global perspective.

Fairness and Development

What are the consequences of our common humanity?

Within this Global Context, students will explore rights and responsibilities; the relationship between communities; sharing finite resources with other people and with other living things; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.