MYP Design

INTRODUCTION

As part of the MYP, design challenges all students to:

  • apply practical and creative thinking skills to solve design problems

  • explore the role of design in both historical and contemporary contexts

  • consider their responsibilities when making design decisions and taking action. 

MYP design focuses a holistic design process rather than final products and solutions. MYP uses the design cycle as a way to structure:

  • inquiry and analysis of design problems

  • development and creation of feasible solutions

  • testing and evaluation of students’ models, prototypes, products or systems.

 

AIMS

To encourage and enable students to:

  1. enjoy the design process, develop an appreciation of its elegance and power

  2. develop knowledge, understanding and skills from different disciplines to design and create solutions to problems using the design cycle

  3. use and apply technology effectively as a means to access, process and communicate information, model and create solutions, and to solve problems

  4. develop and appreciation of the impact of design innovations for life, global society and environments

  5. appreciate past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts

  6. develop respect for others’ viewpoints and appreciate alternative solutions to problems

  7. act with integrity and honesty, and take responsibility for their own actions developing effective working practices

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  1. Criterion A:  Inquiring and analysing

  2. Criterion B:  Developing ideas

  3. Criterion C:  Creating the solution

  4. Criterion D:  Evaluating

IB SUBJECT GUIDES

1. Subject Brief

2. Subject Guide

WOTTON HOUSE CURRICULUM OUTLINES​

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18