Preparing Students To Be Active Participants In A Lifelong Journey of Learning

The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, as well as transdisciplinary skills, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.

The IB PYP Learner Profile Attributes

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities. As IB learners, we strive to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.

Consolidation of Learning Continuum

Real life issue identified by students and explored through an extended and collaborative inquiry. Learner profile attributes reflected on and developed.

Focused on teamwork and collaboration

This includes promoting teamwork and collaboration between students, but it also refers to the collaborative relationship between teachers and students.

Designed to remove barriers to learning

Teaching is inclusive and values diversity. It affirms students’ identities and aims to create learning opportunities that enable every student to develop and pursue appropriate personal goals.

Informed by assessment

Assessment plays a crucial role in supporting, as well as measuring, learning. This approach also recognizes the crucial role of providing students with effective feedback

Self-management skills

Including both organizational skills, such as managing time and tasks, and affective skills, such as managing state of mind and motivation.

Thinking skills

Including areas such as critical thinking, creative thinking and ethical thinking

Research Skill

Including skills such as comparing, contrasting, validating and prioritizing information

Communication skills

Including skills such as written and oral communication, effective listening, and formulating arguments

Social skills

Including areas such as forming and maintaining positive relationships, listening skills, and conflict resolution