Approaches To Learning Skills
Approaches to Learning Area of Interaction in the MYP students develop a variety of skills that help them become better learners. Students’ progress through their inquiry can be scaffolded through the use of the question framework, as a range of relevant questions are provided for students to use to guide their learning.
The MYP extends IB approaches to learning (ATL) skills categories into 10 developmentally appropriate clusters. ATL skills are often interconnected. Individual skills and skills clusters frequently overlap and may be relevant to more than one skill category. Some of the key questions to be answered by students with respect to ATL skills include the following.
- What are my present skills in this area and what evidence do I have of my development?
- What skills can I improve?
- What new skills can I learn? When specific ATL skills become an explicit focus for teaching and learning, students can begin to take responsibility for their own development.