attitudes: what do we want students to feel, value and demonstrate
While concepts, skills and knowledge are important, students are given opportunities to develop positive attitudes toward learning, people, cultures and the environment. The attitudes are significant and are included as an essential element of the PYP.
In PYP schools, 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 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 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 differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.
Making the PYP Happen, p.24