ATL Skills and the Teaching of Virtue Ethics

By Erika Elkady (Twitter: @secondary_jbsis ) Last week in our blog David Spooner suggested re-contextualising ATL skills, seeing them as not something ‘separable’ from content. This week Erika asks us to re-imagine ATL skills as virtues and urges us to be explicit in our teaching of affective…

Re-contextualising ATL Skills for IB

RE-CONTEXTUALIZING ATL “SKILLS” By David Spooner Facebook Profile We hear a great deal about ‘skills’ in education these days. Recent posts on this site mention them frequently in regards to ATL, and these mentions go hand-in-hand with references to “21st C” thinking and learning skills” and…

The Future of ATL

By Lance G King https://www.taolearn.com/ As I am sure you are aware, back in 2012 I designed the 10 Cluster model of ATL skills for the MYP and unfortunately, I have had no opportunity since then to review and revise that structure and the 134 skill…

Why should schools prioritise ATL?

By Lance G King https://www.taolearn.com/ First and most importantly we need to get very clear about purpose. What is the purpose of an ATL skills programme? To me there is only one purpose of ATL – to improve student learning. To improve student performance in every…