The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
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Why the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme?
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. Watch the video to learn more about the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
The Learner Profile
The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose. The learner profiles is taught beginning in Kindergarten and continues in all grades. The attitudes and attributes of the profile are taught directly through instruction and through modelling the appropriate behaviors. Classroom rules and discipline are built around the IB learner profile. Watch the video to learn more about the attitudes and attributes that make up the learner profile.
The IB Learner Profile Attributes:
|IB Learners strive to be: Balanced, Caring, Communicators, Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Open-minded, Principled, Reflective, Risk-takers, Thinkers. It is through the development of these attributes that IB schools help to foster internationally minded people who recognize their commonalities, understand their role in taking care of the planet, and help create a better and more peaceful place in which to live.|
|IB learners strive to be:|
|Inquirers||They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.|
|Knowledgeable||They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.|
|Thinkers||They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.|
|Communicators||They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.|
|Principled||They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.|
|Open-minded||They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.|
|Caring||They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.|
|Risk-takers||They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.|
|Balanced||They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.|
|Reflective||They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.|