IB Attitudes
While recognizing the importance of concepts, knowledge and skills, the IBPYP believes that these alone do not make an internationally educated person. It is vital that we also focus on the development of positive attitudes towards people, towards the environment and towards learning.
We want students to develop:
Appreciation: appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people
Commitment: being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility
Confidence: feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions
Cooperation: cooperating, collaborating and leading or following as the situation demands
Creativity: being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas
Curiosity: being curious about the nature of learning and of the world, its people and cultures
Empathy: imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning and emotions
Enthusiasm: enjoying learning
Independence: thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles and being able to defend their judgments
Integrity: having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty
Respect: respecting themselves, others and the world around them
Tolerance: feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others