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IB Middle Years Programme: Grades 7 - 11

Learner Profile

The aim of the Middle Years Programme is to develop internationally minded students who, recognizing their common humanity and help to create a better and more peaceful world. The following Learner Profile attributes can help students become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

 

Inquirers   Their natural curiosity is nurtured.  They acquire the skills necessary to conduct constructive inquiry and research, and become independent active learners.  They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
     
Knowledgeable   They explore concepts, ideas and issues which have global relevance and importance.  In so doing, they acquire, and are able to make use of, a significant body of knowledge across a range of disciplines.
     
Critical thinkers   They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to approach complex problems and make reasoned 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.
     
Risk-takers   They approach unfamiliar situations with confidence and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.  They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
     
Principled   They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning.  They have integrity, honesty, a sense of fairness and justice and respect for the dignity of the individual.
     
Caring   They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others.  They have a personal commitment to action and service to make a positive difference to the environment and to the lives of others.
     
Open-minded   Through an understanding and appreciation of their own culture, they are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
     
Well-balanced   They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being for themselves and others.  They demonstrate perseverance and self-discipline.
     
Reflective   They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and personal development.  They are able to analyze their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.