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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

  • 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

Approaches to Learning

  • Communication
  • Social
  • Self management
  • Research
  • Thinking

Our Work Habits Rubric is based on Approaches to Learning.

At CLP, teachers record each student's practice of the ATL skills in the gradebook as a "work habit" grade.  Teachers update these scores quarterly to demonstrate student growth.

E=Expert (I can do this effectively and show others how to do it.)

P=Practitioner (I can do this effectively and confidently.)

L=Learner (I can do this if I see someone else do it first.)

N=Novice (This skill is new for me and I watch others do it.)

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.