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IB PYP Student Attitudes
Posted On: 10/19/2015

 

 

 

Attitudes: what do we want students to feel,

 

value, and demonstrate?

 

What attitudes does the PYP suggest that schools should encourage?

 

PYP Attitudes and Descriptions

Appreciation      

Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people

 

Commitment      

Being committed to their own 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 and choices

 

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, about the world, its people and cultures

 

Empathy              

Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspective of others

 

Enthusiasm         

Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process

 

Independence  

Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgements

 

Integrity              

Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness

 

Respect              

Respecting themselves, others and the world around them

 

Tolerance           

Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others