International Mindedness

International-Mindedness: Summary

  • International-mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility towards its members.
  • The learner profile and approaches to learning provide the dispositions and foundational skills for the development and demonstration of international-mindedness.
  • The learning community envisions, creates, articulates, and models a culture of international-mindedness.
  • An internationally minded learner takes action for positive change.

Source: From Principles Into Practice - ibo.org - PYP Resources

Note: This page offers a brief overview of International Mindedness.

Defining International-Mindedness

International-mindedness is a view of the world in which people see themselves connected to the global community and assume a sense of responsibility towards its members. It is an awareness of the interrelatedness of all nations and peoples, and is a recognition of the complexity of these. Internationally minded people appreciate and value the diversity of peoples, cultures and societies in the world. They make efforts to learn more about others and to develop empathy and solidarity towards them to achieve mutual understanding and respect (Oxfam 2105; UNESCO 2015).

Primary Years Programme (PYP) learners and their learning communities have a range of perspectives, values and traditions. The concept of international-mindedness builds on these diverse perspectives to generate a sense of common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.

Source: From Principles Into Practice - ibo.org - PYP Resources

The Learning Community - International Mindedness