The Learner Profile

  • Inquirers:

    develop natural curiosity

    acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning

    enjoy learning that will be sustained throughout their lives

     

    Knowledgeable:

    explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance

    acquire in depth knowledge

    develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines

     

    Thinkers:

    exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems

    make reasoned, ethical decisions

     

    Communicators:

    understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication

    work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others

     

    Principled:

    act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect

    for the dignity of the individual, group and communities

    take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them

     

    Open-minded:

    understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories

    open to the perspective, values and traditions of other individuals and communities

    accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view

     

    Caring:

    show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others

    demonstrate a personal commitment to service

    act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment

     

    Risk-takers:

    approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought

    have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies

    bravely and articulately defend their beliefs

     

    Balanced:

    understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others

     

    Reflective:

    give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience

    assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development