Service as Action
Through their participation in service, students can become more confident, self-regulated learners. In the MYP at GESS, all students are expected to complete meaningful service during the academic year. As the MYP curriculum is relevant not only inside the classroom but also in the world outside the school, the ideas for service activities sometimes naturally emerge when a particular topic is taught.
MYP students at GESS should, through their engagement with service as action:
- become more aware of their own strengths and areas for growth
- undertake challenges that develop new skills
- discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities
- persevere in action
- work collaboratively with others
- develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding
- consider the ethical implications of their actions.
Examples of former service as action activities