MYP Aims and Objectives
The aims and objectives of the subject groups address all aspects of learning including knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes:
•Knowledge: The facts that the student should be able to recall to ensure competence in the subject.
•Understanding: How the student will be able to interpret, apply or predict aspects of the subject.
•Skills: How the student will be able to apply what has been learned in new situations.
•Attitudes: How the student is changed by the learning experience.
The aims of the teaching and study of language A are to encourage and enable the student to: use the language as a vehicle for thought, creativity, reflection, learning and self-expression; use language as a tool for personal growth, social interaction and for developing relationships within the international community; comprehend more clearly aspects of their own culture and those of other cultures by exploring the interdependence of human beings through a variety of works; explore the many facets of the language through the use of media and information technology; develop the skills involved in speaking, listening, reading, writing and viewing in a variety of contexts; respond appropriately to a variety of texts; read widely to promote a lifelong interest in language and literature develop a critical and creative approach to studying and analyzing literature; develop language skills through interdisciplinary work; consider the role of literature both culturally and historically; reflect on the learning process in various ways and at various stages empathize with real people and fictional characters as and when appropriate.