Learner Profiles - Universal Attitudes for Success.



This section is focused on the key attitudes outlined in our VAST model.  Please use the slider to rate your capacity in each, providing a score from 1 (very low) to 10 (very high).

1. Engagement in learning - how you take ownership of your learning, doing, being and becoming.


1: I don't take interest in learning anything. I have no interest.

  10: I love learning. I see teachers as guides, helping me find pathways to learning more and more. I want to know - and I have control over what, when, where and how I learn.

2. Creating - how you take your learning to create new ideas, innovate on old ideas, invent!


1: I am not creative. I do not get good ideas. I do not invent or innovate.

  10: I love to tinker all the time. I think up new ideas and I like to explore ideas to see if I can innovate or design new things. I love to create. I am creative!.

   3. Confidence - having courage and strength to tackle new things, or to expressing views.


1: Very anxious and uncertain when approaching new learning tasks.

  10: Extremely confident and ready to try new learning activities with engagement.

Openness - being open to new ideas is about being curious.


1: I know what I know - and I am doubtful when presented with new information/activities.

  10: I love having an open mind and I am always ready to listen and accept other view points. 

Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.


1: I feel overwhelmed when there is change, when I meet negative feedback, or when new things happen.

  10: I love change. I can manage stress well. I see difficulties as great learning opportunities.

Excellence - the intention to give of one's personal best when set a learning activity or challenge.


1: I give just enough - near enough is good enough.

  10: I love to commit my time and attention, working with effort to give of my very best.

Patience - a capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.


1: I need stimulation or reward immediately - I cannot wait. I am really impatient and need gratification immediately to remain interested or calm.

  10: I am able to remain calm when waiting to achieve something. I do not need immediate gratification or reward. I am at ease when things are delayed.

Perseverance - the capacity to do something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success, working industriously to succeed with satisfaction stemming from the process not just the product.


1: I start things but give up quickly - especially if there is difficulty experienced.

  10: I work solidly to complete a task, overcoming difficulties. I see challenges as hurdles to overcome as part of the learning process. I thrive on challenge as I develop when I am under pressure.

Passion - the commitment to have a conviction: an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.


1: I don't have anything I am passionate about - nothing interests me.

  10: I have an intense focus and commitment to an area of interest. I feel compelled to succeed in this endeavour.

Positivity - I look forward to the future. I have an optimistic outlook and a sunny disposition. I don't overthink or dwell on negative things.


1: I feel deeply worried about things. I overthink negative thoughts and panic about how things may go wrong.

  10: I am very positive. I get over things quickly. I find I jump out of bed because every day provides a new opportunity! I love life!!


This section is focused on the key skills outlined in our VAST model.  Please use the slider to rate your competency in each, providing a score from 1 (very low) to 10 (very high).

Responsible Risk Taking - taking the initiative to give things a go, to fail forward, and to try something new or to build on some current understanding/achievement, even if you are not very good at it.


1: I do not take risks - I avoid all risks. I hate to try something at which I am not good.

  10: I love taking risks. I see initiative as a key part of my learning growth.

Organising - using tools and strategies to maximise our performance and lift our sense of control.


1: I am not organised.

  10: I am very organised and manage my time and resources to benefit my optimum performance.

Thinking - awareness of and utilising different thinking types: intuition (gut hunch) and logic (rational effort).  Moving between convergent (drawing together ideas) and divergent (lateral, out of the box) thinking skills.


1: I don't think deeply about things. I don't have any thinking strategies.

  10: I am aware of different thinking systems, my intuition and gut hunches, the effort rational thinking requires, and I use thinking strategies and graphic organisers.

Questioning - the ability to ask questions and remain curious to seek out new information, ideas, processes and strategies.


1: I do not ask questions.

  10: I love to ask questions so I can find out more, clarify what's been said, and explore new ideas.

Practising (purposefully) - taking time to rehearse, to practice to improve by targeting areas to refine.


1: I do not like to practise.

  10: I commit to practising, such as reading, completing home-learning, to train in sport or exercise. I am committed.

Communicating - presenting ideas – verbally, expressively, visually, and non-verbally. It involves listening.


1: I do not like to communicate my ideas.

  10: I love to communicate to share my ideas, to listen to feedback and to sketch out my dreams.

Collaborating - working together to share ideas, use each others' talents, and agree on directions in order to achieve a goal.


1: I do not like to work with others.

  10: I love to work with other people and I have great skills, ideas and talents to achieve a shared goal.

Synthesising - taking in lots of ideas and seeing how they connect and/or support new innovations.


1: I do not pull together different ideas.

  10: I have a knack for researching ideas that can develop my innovations.

Creating - innovating or developing exciting ideas that are original and new.


1: I am not creative.

  10: I love being creative and I always think of new ideas to explore and develop.