The IB has
reviewed the core values of the Learner Profile, drawing on the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of the IB community. Consensus was that the 10 attributes: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators,
principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced, reflective; are still largely fit for purpose but a few
important revisions have been made:
1. The descriptors now use first-person plural pronouns (“we” and “our”) to highlight the inclusive nature of the IB programmes and reflect the IB’s learner-centred philosophy of education.
2. The descriptors that clarify the attributes have been modified and are expressed in clearer and more accessible language.
3. A statement of intent describes the Learner Profile’s nature and purpose in the context of international education. These essential statements frame the IB Learner Profile and provide the lens for interpretation and implementation in IB World Schools.
4. A visual representation of the Learner Profile has been created.
All IB World Schools are responsible for implementing the revised Learner Profile as resources allow, starting in August 2013.
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2013