2 IBO Mission StatementThe International Baccalaureate Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
3 Implementing the IB-Learner Profile Educational ValuesThe IB learner profile provides a clear statement of the beliefs and values that strengthen the programmes.Standards and PracticesThe learner profile is referenced three times in the new programme standards and practices:• Standard A1 Philosophy; practice 2“The school is committed to developing in students the qualities, attitudes and characteristics described in the IB learner profile”
4 Implementing the IB-Learner Profile • Standard C1 Curriculum; practice 6“The curriculum promotes all the attributes of the IB learner profile”Standard C4 Curriculum; PYP practice 14“Data, including evidence of development in terms of the IB learner profile, is reported to all participants in the learning process: students, parents, teachers and school administrators, and other schools at time of transfer.”
5 How to Implement the IB-Learner Profile? CurriculumPlace the IB-Learner Profile in center of your curriculumThe IB-Learner Profile should used as ideals to reinforce content and skills of the curriculum. For Example, structured inquiry and encouraging intellectual risk-taking in all subject areas will improve the quality of learning and performance in examinations.RubricsActivities
6 coherence within a school learner profile involves the whole schools by using it as criteria for evaluating as many aspects of the school and community activities as possible.We need refocus the school’s attention on ideals and modeling the values of the learner profile
7 Progress on Implementation Self-assessmentConferencingObservation ……
14 BibliographyJudith Fabian (2006) The IB Learner Profile in Action, (Denver).Richhart, R (2002) Intellectual Character, (San Francisco, Jossey-Bass)Block, P, quoted in Fullan, M (2003) The Moral Imperative of School Leadership (Thousand Oaks, California, Corwin Press)Hargreaves, A (2003) Teaching in the Knowledge Society (New York, Teachers College Press)