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The AKA Learner Profile

The Aga Khan Academies (AKA) have developed a curriculum within the framework of the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) programmes. As such, the attributes of our learner profile are closely aligned to those of the IB learner profile.

Aga Khan Academies learners strive to be:


They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.




They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.



They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognise and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.




They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.




They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.




They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.




They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.




They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.



They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.




They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.



They understand that multiple perspectives will allow them to make better decisions and seek opportunities to work with a variety of others. They perceive and anticipate needs and problems and are able to motivate themselves and others to tackle those problems, confidently and cooperatively.



They understand the interconnectedness of communities, striving to create harmony in their environment, while considering the needs of all members. They are motivated to leave their world a better place.

© International Baccalaureate 2013

IB learner profile booklet

*Change of terminology

**Unique attributes of the AKA learner profile