Across the IB programmes at Merici College, the MYP and the DP aim to foster a set of distinct attributes which inspire students to be active, compassionate, life long learners. These qualities aren’t left at the door of the classroom, rather they shape all aspects of student life. Made up of ten aspirational qualities of the learner, the Learner Profile motivates teachers, schools and students to be more internationally minded.
Now more than ever students can relate and speak to relevant societal concepts and ideas regarding the global health crisis. This is an opportunity to speak to students and listen to their thoughts about social distancing, adaptive behaviour, government policy-making process, health care and much more. The IB learner profile can be used in these discussions. Teachers or parents can choose one of the ten attributes of the IB learner profile each day and reflect on how it relates to the global COVID-19 pandemic response with their students or children.
The potential for teaching moments and opportunities is vast and goes much deeper than merely following the school curriculum. Here is an infographic with potential questions to spark student discussion and prompt reflection of the Learner Profile attributes that we all continue to develop as life-long learners and global citizens.
For more information please visit https://www.merici.act.edu.au/building-futures/international-baccalaureate.