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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:


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.




We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.



We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.




We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.




We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.




We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.




We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.




We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.



We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual – to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.




We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.



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



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


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*Unique attributes of the Aga Khan Academies learner profile