The IB Learner at Aoba
At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile,” a long-term, holistic vision of education that underpins all three programs and puts the student at the center of everything we do. The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.
The ten aspirational qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by international-mindedness.
The learner profile unites us all with a common focus: on the whole person, as a lifelong learner. It applies to us all—student, teacher, parent or administrator—for we are all continually learning.
The IB Learner Profile. Tell me More!
Inquirers: Develop a natural curiosity that allows them to become lifelong learners.
Knowledgeable: They explore ideas of importance and dig deep into their meaning, creating a balance of their learning.
Thinkers: They apply thinking skills that allow them to tackle complex problems in creative ways.
Communicators: They understand and can articulate information in confident, creative ways, including a second language.
Principled: Students are honest, fair, just and full of integrity. They strive to solve their own problems and to take responsibility for their own actions.
Open-minded: Students understand and embrace other cultures. They recognize and celebrate their own backgrounds and learn tolerance for others.
Caring: Students actively care about others and participate in active service.
Risk-Takers: Students are brave in the face of new challenges. They strive to take on new roles and to defend their own beliefs.
Balanced: Students understand the need to be emotionally, physically and mentally balanced. They strive for this in themselves and others.
Reflective: Students reflect on their own learning. They are able to adjust for weaknesses and strengths.