IB Attitude: Independence

May 18th, 2017

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker.  These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

In the IB, independence is defined as thinking and acting independently, making your own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend your judgements.

As a school community, we are intentionally creating opportunities for students to balance collaborative and cooperative experiences with opportunities for independence.  Independent learning allows students to learn how to learn and focus on the process.  Independent learning can also enhance our ability to practice time management and other life skills.

To learn more about the International Baccalaureate visit the IBO website.

Anne LaLonde Laux
International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
Enrichment Teacher & Coordinator