MYP COMMUNITY PROJECT
MYP Community Project
The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their rights and responsibilities to implement service as action in the community. The community project gives students an opportunity to develop an awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning. As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. The community project may be completed individually or by groups of a maximum of three students.
MYP Community Project Objectives
Objective A: Investigating
Objective B: Planning
Objective C: Taking action
Objective D: Reflecting
MYP Project cycle
Visualizing the MYP community project objectives
In schools in which the MYP finishes with year 3 or 4 of the programme, all students in the final year must complete the community project. Students are expected to spend approximately 15 hours on their community project.
Pedagogy of the Community Project
The stages followed in the community project (illustrated in the figure), provide a useful framework to develop the attributes of the learner profile. The fifth and final stage is “demonstration”, which in the MYP community project is the presentation.
Service learning model
Approaches to learning
MYP projects are culminating activities through which students present, in a truly individual way, their development of ATL skills.
The process journal
For the MYP community project, students are expected to document their process in the process journal. In this way, students demonstrate their working behavior and academic honesty.
Evidences and presentation
IB MYP Community Project guide