The Learner Profile represents ten attributes which we believe can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities. Together with the SBW Fractal, the Learner Profile forms the foundation of ISN’s school values and defines its unique culture.
The learner profile
The profile aims to develop learners who are:
The SBW Fractal
Fractal as a guiding principle for creating a culture
Fractals are a particular natural phenomenon that are found in all forms of life. When you look deeper into the structure of ferns, crystals or snowflakes, for example, you can see that certain basic patterns repeat themselves: they all consist of miniaturised copies of themselves. The smaller structures reflect the larger, and vice versa. Our seven fractal elements illustrate how we support and encourage the development of children, young people and adults, how we structure ourselves as an organisation, and how we harmonise simplicity and complexity. The principles of a fractal are a) simplicity of the basic pattern and self-similarity, b) self-organisation and goal orientation, and c) self-optimisation and drive. At SBW, we align our organisation and our work with these principles.
7 fractal elements>