The Learner Profile
Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
- Asks a variety of good questions
- Does not give up easily
- Refers to other sources of information
- Seeks out new knowledge independently
Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
- Links what they know with something new
- Builds on other people’s ideas
- Makes connections between new concepts
- Demonstrates original thinking
Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
- Follows directions
- Uses knowledge to solve problems
- Values knowledge
Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
- Is willing to make mistakes and try new things
- Tries to do things in unfamiliar ways
- Uses good judgment and act on their own initiative
Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes, which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge
- Explores themes of global significance
- Seeks multicultural perspectives
- Constructs meaning in different disciplines through active research/inquiry.
Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
- Shows honesty
- Makes good decisions
- Accepts responsibility for their actions and views
- Stands up for what they know is right
Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
- Is thoughtful
- Shows empathy towards other people and situations
- Is helpful towards others
Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
- Listens to other people’s thoughts and ideas
- Accepts more than one point of view
Well-balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
- Learns about the importance of good health
- Uses time wisely and develop organizational skills
- Shows awareness of emotions and shows control of them
- Demonstrates good hygiene, eating habits and appears well rested
Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.
- Thinks about what they do and say
- Thinks about what they are learning
- Learns from past mistakes
- Is aware of the effect of their actions and words on others