The Learner Profile
Nature of the IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile is the IBO mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The attributes of the profile express the values inherent to the IB continuum of International education: these are values that should infuse all elements of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme and, therefore, the culture and ethos of all IB World Schools. 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.
Aims of the IB Learner Profile
PYP curriculum documents describe the PYP student profile as “the common ground on which PYP schools stand the essence of what they are about” (Making the PYP happen, 2000). This is a very clear statement of the importance of the profile to the programme. The IBO is introducing the learner profile into all three programmes so that it becomes the common ground on which all IB World Schools stand, and contains the essence of what they, and the three programmes, are about.
IB programmes promote the education of the whole person, emphasizing intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth through all domains of knowledge. By focusing on the dynamic combination of knowledge, skills, independent critical and creative thought and international-mindedness, the IBO espouses the principle of educating the whole person for a life of active, responsible citizenship. Underlying the three programmes is the concept of education of the whole person as a lifelong process. The learner profile is a profile of the whole person as a lifelong learner.
If you would like a print out of the student / family friendly Learner Profile chart to keep at home, please see the documents below.
You can also find this chart in your child's Take Home folder.