IB Learner Profile
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.
The profile defines the characteristics of students who are aware of and sensitive to the experiences of others.
It also describes a set of characteristics that, when worked toward, will help our students to be internationally minded in order to succeed in the rapidly changing world.
In addition these characteristics create a profile of the PYP learner, which helps teachers and students establish goals, plan units of inquiry, and assess performance.
The learner profile is continued throughout the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
Learner profile defined
IB learners strive to be...
Inquirers-LBCS students develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
Knowledgeable- LBCS students explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
Thinkers- LBCS students exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators- LBCS students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
Principled- LBCS students act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
Open-minded- LBCS students understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
Caring- LBCS students show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Risk-takers- LBCS students approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
Balanced- LBCS students understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
Reflective- LBCS students give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
Patriotic- Democracy is as good as its participants. As informed, interested & engaged citizen is the lifeline of a healthy society.
Loomis Basin Charter School learner profile (based on the IB learner profile (c) International Baccalaureate Organization