Learner Profile Becoming internationally minded means achieving application of the learner profile.
We strive to be: inquirers, risk-takers, thinkers, knowledgeable, communicators, caring, open-minded, reflective, balanced and principled
Key Concepts The key concepts should be shown through the use of key questions that guide student inquiry.
The key concepts include:
- Form – What is it like?
- Function – How does it work?
- Causation – Why is it like it is?
- Change – How is it changing?
- Connection – How is it connected to other things?
- Perspective – What are the points of view?
- Responsibility – What is our responsibility?
- Reflection – How do we know?
Transdiciplinary Skills Within the search for conceptual understanding of a student’s topic, it is important that the student develop appropriate skills in the construction of meaning.
These skills include:
Social Skills – Accepting responsibility, respecting others, cooperation, resolving conflict, group decision making and adopting a variety of group roles
Communication Skills – listening, speaking, reading, writing and non-verbal communication
Thinking Skills – Acquisition of knowledge, comprehension, application, synthesis, evaluation, dialectical thought and metacognition
Research Skills – formulating questions, observing, planning, collecting data, recording data, organizing data, interpreting data, presenting research findings
Self-Management Skills – gross motor skills, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, organization, time management, safety, healthy lifestyle, codes of behavior and informed choices
Attitudes We develop internationally minded students by instilling in them a set of attitudes that will help them to become the traits of the learner profile.
These attitudes are:
Appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect and tolerance
Action All students must complete an authentic and appropriate action project. This may take place at school or away from school with supervision and parent permission. Students are encouraged to think of a variety of ways to take action!