Proudly being an IB candidate school, The Dewey Schools in Tay Ho Tay have officially implemented the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) in class 9Copenhagen. Over the past two weeks, the MYP candidate class has had their first lessons, marking an important milestone not only in the student’s educational journey but also as evidence of the school’s commitment and effort to deliver high-quality international education.
During orientation sessions, TDSers have gained a comprehensive understanding of the advantages of the MYP program, the profile of an IB learner, foundational philosophies, grading and assessment methods, and the development of study skills. The students have been introduced to the 10 core values of an IB student, such as a thirst for learning, open-minded thinking, empathy, and willingness to take risks. They have also explored how these values impact their personal growth as responsible members of the local, national, and global communities. Additionally, the students have learned about the six global contexts, including identities and relationships, personal and cultural expression, scientific and technical innovation, globalization and sustainability, fairness and development, and orientation in space and time. These tools will be used in the future to connect their subjects to real-life situations, analyze complex issues, and propose solutions.
As a program that places high academic standards, the Approaches to Learning (ATL) in the MYP Candidate Program equips TDSers with study skills including research, creative and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management. In addition, individual and community projects are taught as separate subjects, helping students develop analytical abilities, problem-solving skills, and positive impacts on the surrounding community.
Mrs. Janet Broadbent, teacher of the MYP Candidate School Program, enthusiastically expressed, “We have been eagerly waiting to embark on this journey with the students. The IB has always been highly regarded by universities and international educational organizations. We have organized activities for students to actively explore and experience the core values of IB in their own way and seek perspectives from others. The classroom space, after today, will be adorned with the students’ learning achievements so that these values will always be present in their actions, learning processes, and lives.”
Bui Duc Quang, a student of class 9Copenhagen, shared his thoughts after the orientation class: “I have received valuable information about the MYP Candidate school Program and have made many new friends. My learning goal for this year is to become a global citizen. I want to delve deeper into global issues, participate in social and charitable activities, and develop the necessary skills to help the communities around me. I hope that after completing this program, I can contribute to building a better world.”