The attributes of the learner profile are the heart of the IB Programme. By developing and demonstrating the attributes of the learner profile, students become an individual who is internationally-minded, who can take sustainable action with a sense of responsibility, who has respect for themselves, others and the world around them. Teacher librarians at PYP have tried to create such an opportunity for students when they can develop, demonstrate and connect with the attributes through reading aloud picture books during library class. The students shared their reflection after listening to the stories where they connected the attributes of the learner profile with the characters in the story and gave reasons for the same. It was a great experience to learn and unlearn with the students, listening to their points of view and justifying the same.
It was one of the ways to promote agency in PYP Library, where students have their voice, choice and ownership. All the students enthusiastically participated in discussions and took their learning further.