PYP Learner Profile
from the IB Primary Years Programme Curriculum >>
The learner 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 confidently 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 that 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
- well-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 analysing their personal strengths and weaknesses.