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Learner Profile

Primary Years Programme
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Student profile

The student profile describes a list of attributes that promote academic rigour and the establishing of a personal value system leading to international-mindedness. It is expected that PYP teachers will assess and report on individual student development regarding each of these attributes.

The programme encourages students to become:
  • inquirers—their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learning
  • thinkers—they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to solving complex problems
  • communicators—they receive and express ideas and information confidentially in more than one language
  • risk-takers—they approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideas
  • knowledgeable—they have explored themes which have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge
  • principled—they have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justice
  • caring—they show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping others
  • open-minded—they respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of view
  • balanced—they understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being
  • reflective—they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analyzing their personal strengths and weaknesses.

Taken from: www.ibo.org/pyp/curriculum/profile/index.cfm