• What are the Attributes of the Learner Profile? 

    Within the International Baccalaureate, the learner profile focus is on the whole person as a lifelong learner. These attributes apply to everyone, both adult and child. According to the International Baccalaureate Organization, the goal of all of its programs 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.” Developing lifelong learners who are positive contributors to society is something many schools strive to achieve.

    These attributes of the Learner Profile aim to develop learners who are:

    Caring Helpful to others, empathetic, thoughtful, considerate, recognizes that he/she is part of a group. 8/8-8/19
    Open-Minded Listens to others thoughts and ideas, accepts that there is more than one way of looking at things. 8/22-9/2
    Balanced Uses time wisely, and participate in a variety of activities. 9/5-9/16
    Risk-Taker Willing to make mistakes, prepared to try something new, willing to try things in unfamiliar ways. 9/19-9/30
    Principled Honest, makes good decisions, responsible, has a sense of fairness and justice. 10/3-10/14
    Inquirer Ask questions, does not give up easily. 10/17-10/28
    Thinker Uses what he/she already knows and can build on his/her own ideas and the ideas of others. 10/31-11/11
    Knowledgeable Learning more about self, others and the world. 11/14-11/25
    Communicator Expresses feelings and thoughts across the curriculum. 11/28-12/9
    Reflective Thinks about his/her actions, learning and different ways to do things. 12/12-12/22

    You can check out this site for videos explaining the learner profile:

    Each week we are focusing on one attribute of the Learner Profile. I've included the dates beside each attribute above. Be sure to ask your child to tell you about this week's focus!

    Kris Stewart, IB Coordinator,