IB Learner Profile
What is the IB Learner profile?
The IB learner profile represents the IB’s mission statement in action. The learner profile is central to the IB’s philosophy cross its three programmes. Through the Approaches to Teaching and Learning, the International Baccalaureate aims to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes that are valued across all IB school and programmes, including both the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme here at Tamagawa. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them, which has strong links to Tamagawa’s Zenjin philosophy.
The Learner Profile plays an important part in the Diploma Programme here at Tamagawa Academy. We give students a wide range of opportunities to put the learner attributes into practices, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our Creativity, Activity and Service, Round Square, Super Global High School and Model United Nations programmes offer the students the chance to take part in, and lead, organised events, as well as create ones for themselves. We encourage our students to use these attributes as pathways to becoming responsible members of local, national and global communities.
Teachers at Tamagawa encourage students to apply the attributes to their everyday life and nominate those who have shown outstanding practice in one or more of the attributes for awards in our monthly IB Assembly. The IB Learner Profile is also celebrated in our end of year graduation ceremony, where two students per year group receive a Learner Profile award based on their performance through the attributes over the course of the year.
The IB Learner Profile aims to develop learners who are:
Each month, teachers in the Diploma Programme nominate students for a Learner Profile Award. To be nominated for an award, a student must show evidence of meeting one or more of the Learner Profile attributes. Teachers look at the students` work towards these attributes both inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers put their nominations to the Diploma Programme Coordinator, and from these, winners are chosen. The winners are presented with a certificate at an IB assembly and have the chance give a presentation about their achievements.
Year 11 working together to consider a variety of perspectives.
Ririka and Seung Min reflecting on the views they have gathered from their peers.
Yoko, Noriko, Anna and Leo leading a campaign to recycle plastic bottles.
Chie and Chihiro caring for plants in the science laboratory.
Satoru practicing for the IB Assembly where he communicated his creative skills through music.
Year 11 making their views on Human Rights known.
Fuka sharing the information she has researched on World War One.
Year 12 testing the strength of their sense perception by eating food blindfolded in Theory of Knowledge.
Erika invited guests at the Pegasus festival to consider the implications of censorship of knowledge in Theory of Knowledge.
Year 12 showing off their work at the Visual Arts exhibition.
Year 12 celebrating their success at their IB Graduation Ceremony.