The PYP recognizes the importance of concepts, knowledge and skills but also believes these alone do not make an internationally minded person.  It is vital that we also focus on the development of personal attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning.  These attitudes contribute to the well-being of the individual and of the group. By deciding that the attitudes are an essential element of the programme, we are making a commitment to a values-laden curriculum.
 
  • Appreciation
  • Appreciating 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, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions
  • 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
  • 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 perspective of others.
  • Enthusiasm
  • Enjoy learning and willingly putting effort into the process.
  • Independence
  • Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned principles 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.