2019 Recipient of the Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award

IB Approaches To Learning

Through approaches to learning in IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them “learn how to learn”

  • IB programmes identify five ATL skill categories, expanded into developmentally-appropriate skill
    clusters
  • ATL are not formally assessed in the MYP
  • All teachers in MYP schools are responsible for integrating and explicitly teaching ATL skills
  • The most effective way to develop approaches to learning is through ongoing, process-focused
    disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • A concept-driven curriculum that uses ATL skills effectively enables all students to become
    stronger, more self-regulated learners
  • The MYP extends IB ATL skills categories into ten developmentally-appropriate clusters. The Five Areas of Interaction

Approaches to Learning

  • Communication
  • Social
  • Self management
  • Research
  • Thinking

Our Work Habits Rubric is based on Approaches to Learning.