Learner Profile

learn-11The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. Bilkent High School is committed to the development of students according to the IB learner profile while maintaining an alignment with the schools’ own policies for all students studying at the High Schoolç

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better and more peaceful world. All staff members are expected to model the learner profile at all times. IB learners continually strive to be:

Inquirers
we nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout our lives.

Knowledgeable
we develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.

Thinkers
we use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

Communicators
we express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

Principled
we act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our own actions and their consequences.

Open-minded
we critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

Caring
we show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and in the world around us

Risk-takers
we approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced
we understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical and emotional balance – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Reflective
we thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

*Please note that much of the information explained above referring to the International Baccalaureate is taken from www.ibo.org

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