What do we want students to feel, value and demonstrate?
Why include attitudes as an essential element?
While recognizing the importance of knowledge, concepts and skills, these alone do not make an internationally minded person. It is vital that there is also focus on the development of personal attitudes towards people, towards the environment and towards learning, attitudes that contribute to the well-being of the individual and of the group. By deciding that attitudes need to be an essential element of the programme, the PYP is making a commitment to a values-laden curriculum.
At Fountain International Magnet School, teachers look for students demonstrating IB attitudes throughout the day and recognize their efforts with an IB slip (as pictured).