What do we want students to feel, value and demonstrate?

The PYP is a "values-laden" curriculum with a 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."

In a PYP school, students should demonstrate the following attitudes:

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 perspective of others. 

Enthusiasm:  Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process. 

Independence:  Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgements based on reason argument, and being able to defend their judgements. 

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.