IB Global Contexts

What Makes Up the IBMYP Programme?


Fairness and Development  What are the consequences of our common humanity? 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

Identities and Relationships Who am I? Who are we? 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 and Cultural Expression What is the nature and purpose of creative expression? 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 and Sustainability How is everything connected? Students will explore interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the relationship between local and global processes; how local experiences mediate the global; reflect on the opportunities and tensions provided by world-interconnectedness; the impact of decision-making on humankind and the environment.

Orientation in Time and Space What is the meaning of “where” and “when”? 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 perspectives.

Scientific and Technical Innovation How do we understand the worlds in which we live? 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

How is IBMYP embedded into Glasgow?


Glasgow ’s IBMYP emphasizes inquiry, understanding, reflection, and expression. Our students develop proficiency in a second language and explore other forms of expression as well. We celebrate the capacity of the fine and performing arts to communicate human meaning across time, space, culture, and civilizations.

Intercultural Awareness

Glasgow ’s IBMYP helps students developing attitudes, knowledge and skills as they learn about their own and other’s cultural, linguistic and national stories. Glasgow ’s remarkably diverse, international students 1) engage in meaningful discussions about global issues; 2) identify common values, beliefs and characteristics broadly shared by members of the human family; 3) examine and celebrate values, beliefs and characteristics that distinguish their own cultures. We value every member of the school community as we share in one another’s lives and act to support people everywhere.