In PYP schools, students should demonstrate:
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 perspectives of others.
Enthusiasm: Enjoying learning and willingly putting the
effort into the process.
Independence: Thinking and acting independently, making
their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their
Integrity: Being honest and demonstrating a considered
sense of fairness.
Respect: Respecting themselves, others and the world around
Tolerance: Being sensitive about differences and diversity
in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.
the PYP Happen: A curriculum framework for international education. Please
visit the IBO website for further information.