The IB-PYP Attitudes are a vital focus in the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning. These IB-PYP Attitudes are meant to be an explicit part of daily learning, modeled by both students and staff. These are woven into daily school life— the classroom, the cafeteria, at recess, etc. Students also reflect on the attitudes during learning experiences and assessments. When reinforced at home (or when reinforcing the positive attitudes that students learn at home, church and other places), these attitudes become second nature for children. 

 

Appreciation

They appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world and its people

Commitment

Being committed to their learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility

Confidence

Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, apply 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 and of the world, its people and cultures

Empathy

Imaginatively projecting themselves into another's situation, in order to understand thoughts, reasoning and emotions

Enthusiasm

Enjoying learning and life

Independence

Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reasonable principles and being able to defend their judgments

Integrity

Having integrity and a firm sense of fairness and honesty

Respect

Respecting themselves, others and the world around them

Tolerance

Feeling sensitivity towards differences and diversity in the world and being respectful to the needs of others