What makes an effective learner and global citizen?
Students each come to school with their own learning styles, strengths, needs, and experiences. They have a wealth of understanding that is ripe to explore and the desire to act. "An IB education is holistic in nature - it is concerned with the whole person. Along with cognitive development, IB programmes and qualifications address students' social, emotional, and physical well-being" (From Principles into Practice 2014).
The IB Learner Profile, then, is how this focus on developing the whole child is put into action. The ten traits represent the attributes of successful citizens and what we want out students to aspire to become. This is why the Learner Profile is in the center of the MYP model - MYP schools focus on the individual child and his or her unique needs and abilities, helping students learn how to learn, whether academically or personally. IB learners and educators strive to develop these attributes through their interaction both inside and outside of the classroom, realizing that at anyone point the development of each of these traits is in constant flux and provides them with a framework for growth.
Please see the resources below to use in your own classroom and develop a community of learners.
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