IB Attitudes Books and Resources
You don’t have to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) to appreciate the usefulness of the IB Attitudes and Learner Profile. You can use the suggested books for thought-provoking discussions with children of all ages. Select one of the IB Attitudes Book List topics for a detailed list of books and related resources. You can also explore a list of the IB Learner Profile books. (All descriptions from IBO)
While the IB Attitudes have been absorbed into the Learner Profile I have decided to keep the Attitudes on the website. For those of you who have taught the PYP for a long time, you may still want to check out the related books and resources.
For those of you who don’t know about the IB PYP Attitudes, they are a group of positive attitudes towards people, the environment and learning we want all out students to embrace.
Even though the Attitudes are embedded in the Learner Profile (p.4) we should still be making sure these twelve attitudes are part of our day to day teaching and woven into the students’ daily school life so they become second nature.
You can find more information about this at Ryan Higbea’s blog. He has also created a poster to show how they are embedded in the Learner Profile.
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
Independence: Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments.
Integrity: Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
Respect: Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
Tolerance: Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.