• What are the approaches to learning (ATL)?

    • ATL are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the teaching and learning environment.
    • ATL supports the IB belief that a large influence on a student’s education is not only what you learn but also how you learn.
    • ATL are intrinsically linked with the IB learner profile attributes to enhance student learning and assist student preparation for life after high school.  

    Approaches to Learning (5 elements) 

    1. Thinking skills
      • critical thinking
      • creativity and innovation
      • transfer
    2. Communication skills
    3. Social skills
    4. Self-management skills
      • organisation
      • affective
      • reflection
    5. Research skills
      • information literacy
      • media literacy

    Approaches to Teaching (6 elements)

    • Teaching through inquiry
    • Teaching through concepts
    • Teaching developed in local and global contexts
    • Teaching focused on effective teamwork and collaboration
    • Teaching differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
    • Teaching informed by assessment