Services as Action

Action in the MYP is built upon the action initiated in the PYP and continues as an essential component of the learning process, both as part of the programme’s educational p hilosophy and as a practical outcome of students’ learning.

Service requires that students are able to build authentic connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they encounter in the community. When connected to classroom learning, the experience of service offers opportunities to apply concepts, both skills and knowledge, as students explore the community in its complexity, gain personal insight, develop existing and new skills, and grow in confidence and responsibility as they become ‘actors’ in the ‘real world’ beyond school.

With appropriate guidance and support, MYP students should, through their engagement with service as action, fulfil the following learning outcomes:

LO1: become more aware of their own strengths and areas for g rowth

LO2: undertake challenges that develop new skills

LO3: discuss, evaluate and plan student initiated activities

LO4: persevere in action- initiated activities

LO5: work collaboratively with others

LO6: develop international - mindedness through global engagement, multili ngualism and intercultural understanding

LO7: consider the ethical implications of their actions

(Iboorg, 2016)