DISPOSITIONS ARE KNOWING WHEN AND HOW TO BEHAVE AND BEING INCLINED TO DO SO
Dispositional standards are NOT grade/age based but developmental. Students will demonstrate different levels of proficiency within each of these standards based on readiness, maturity and exposure, e.g. it is possible for a student in Grade 1 to demonstrate the same level of caring as a student in Grade 12.
Over the course of a term teachers have assessed a range of indicators under each standard.
Standard 1: Risk Takers.
Learners will demonstrate a willingness to approach new and difficult situations and make mistakes without being deterred from trying again.
Standard 2: Open-Minded.
Learners strive to empathize with other points of view and are open to learning from the traditions, values and perspectives of others.
Standard 3: Caring.
Learners show compassion for one another and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Standard 4: Ethical.
Learners will act with integrity and honesty socially and academically.
These standards are taken from the IB Learner Profile.
The IB learner profile are statements about what this characteristic looks like in a student. AISJ has taken these statements and turned them into standards which are teachable and assessable. Three are not represented explicitly here: Knowledgeable is embedded within subject standards. Inquiry is embedded within these standards. Balanced is not included in these standards as it is challenging to report on a students’ whole life from one class. All other IB Learner Profile descriptors are explicitly stated within the transdisciplinary or dispositional standards.