IB Learner Profile: Knowledgeable

Knowledge is only given to those that choose to seek it!

IB Learner Profile: Knowledgeable

The IB Learner profile aims to develop students who are knowledgeable. Students who are knowledgeable explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.

IB students are extraordinarily well prepared for the academic requirements of university coursework.


IB Trait: Knowledgeable

How can parents help to develop students who are knowledgeable at home?

  • Encourage your child to be aware of current events by watching the news or reading news articles when appropriate.
  • Explore connections between the area of interest and other topics.
  • When your child asks a question, encourage them to seek the answer out rather than giving them the answer.
  • Ask your child about what they are learning in school and engage them in conversations about it.
  • Foster areas of interest that your child displays though books, outings and activities.


  • "Why do you think that is important to know?"
  • "Can you think of anything that's happening today that might be similar to...?"
  • "What does that make you think of?"
  • "Does that remind you of anything else you've learned?"

The links below will support your child's ability to draw on knowledge, ask and answer questions and apply the learning to new situations.

Kids World Fun: A Portal for Kids, Parents and Teachers

KidWorldFun brings to you World News: a collection of current trends and events in cultural and social scenarios of human life with an awareness of current trends and events.

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Discussion Questions for "Ada Twist, Scientist"

  • Why do you think Ada did not speak for so many years?
  • What does Ada do with her questions?
  • What are some traits that a great scientist would have?
  • Based on the story, what do you think a hypothesis is?
Storytime with Dr. Jane: Reading of Me ... Jane by Patrick McDonnell

Discussion questions for "Me...Jane"

What is the connection between curiosity and knowledge?

What did Jane do to gain more knowledge?

How can you use your knowledge to make a change?

Additional Resources on Jane Goodall

Dream Jane Dream: Treat yourself to a magnificent homage to Goodall by jazz singer-songwriter Lori Henriques

Jane Goodall- Mother Earth: A powerful and inspiring message from Jane

Me....Jane: A quick reading of the above story without the narrative

Continue your research!!! Find out more about Jane Goodall how she has used her knowledge to communicate to the world.

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Free Educational Websites for Your Pursuit of Knowledge

  1. Wonderopolis: Explore the World of Wonders, where the wonders of learning never cease
  2. Mystery Science : Open and go lessons that include trending topics for elementary students
  3. Animal Facts Encyclopedia : Online encyclopedia of animal facts, photos, videos and information featuring exclusive Animal Stat Fact Files
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth — Official Trailer | Apple TV+
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