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Talking to your kids about these attributes will help reinforce the discussions they are having at school.  Make a commitment to work on one of the attributes as a family.  Recognize when your child demonstrates these attributes and praise them for their efforts.  All these ideas will help to develop the attributes more fully.

Student Led Conferences

Each fall students lead a conference with their parents to demonstrate their learning in the Primary Years Program of IB.  Students reflect on their portfolio of work and on the Learner Profile and attitudes.  Our knowledgeable students own their own learning and know that they can make growth based on their ongoing reflection.  It's also a great way to celebrate their hard work!

Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile

The International Baccalaureate organization announced this month that the first review of one of the IB’s foundational documents, the IB learner profile, is now complete and it has been updated to reflect the review.

 

According to IB, the feedback they received from the IB community was overwhelmingly consistent in that the 10 Learner Profile attributes still largely fit their purpose.

 

"The most important revisions resulting from the review include adjustments to the descriptors, a statement of intent and a new visual representation," said a statement from IB.

 

All IB World Schools, are responsible for implementing the revised learner profile as resources allow, starting in August 2013.

 

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better and more peaceful world.

 

As IB learners, we strive to be:

Inquirers: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

 

Knowledgeable: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

 

Thinkers: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

 

Communicators: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

 

Principled: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.

 

Open-minded: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

 

Caring: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

 

Risk-takers: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

 

Balanced: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

 

Reflective: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

 

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. IB believes these attributes, and others like them, can help people become responsible members of local, national and global communities.