The 10 IB Learner Profile

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The 10 IB Learner Profile

Date posted: May 30, 2017 10:09:55       Posted by: Teachers-to-GO!

The 10 IB Learner Profile

Researched by: Camille Yalung


The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who:

  • recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet
  • recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet

INQUIRERS – Nurture curiosity; develop skills for inquiry and research. Know how to learn independently and with others. Learn with enthusiasm and sustain the love of learning throughout the life.

KNOWLEDGEABLE – Develop and use conceptual understanding, explore knowledge across a range of disciplines. Engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

THINKERS – Use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. Exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

COMMUNICATORS – Express thoughts confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. Collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

PRINCIPLED – Act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect of the dignity and rights of people everywhere. Take responsibility for any actions and consequences.

CARING – Critically appreciate own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. Seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and willing to grow from the experience.

OPEN-MINDED – Show empathy, compassion and respect. Have a commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world.

RISK-TAKER – Approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

BALANCED – Understand the importance of balancing different aspects of life – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. Recognize interdependence with other people and with the world.

REFLECTIVE – Thoughtfully consider the world, own ideas and experience. Work to understand strengths and weaknesses in order to support learning and personal development.


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Source: International Baccalaureate Organization 2013

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