These attitudes are demonstrated by all learners, young and old, across all time and place. 

In an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school, students should demonstrate:

  • 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 him or herself 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.
     
  • Enthusiasm: Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process.
     
  • 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 the differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.

(Making the PYP Happen: A curriculum framework for international primary education  © 2007, 2009)