Inquirer. Knowledgeable. Thinker. Communicator. Principled. Open-minded. Caring. Risk-taker. Balanced. Reflective.
Those ten characteristics make up what we know as the IB learner profile — but what do those pesky words mean? Sometimes it is hard to see these concepts in the realm of any kind of real action. What do these mean to you? How do you see them working in the real world?
There is a quiz on a popular quiz site which invites you to match the proper learner profile characteristic with the provided description of it, it’s helpful in understanding how these abstract words can be used in a concrete way. You can find the quiz here.
Additionally, there is a video on our multimedia website IBtv which outlines these characteristics. Take a look!
The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.