Re-contextualising ATL Skills – Part II

Re-contextualising ATL Skills – Part II

By David Spooner Facebook Profile Students learn how to think about things, not in the abstract. They learn how to manage the time available for the things they have to do (which, as students, is educational stuff – writing essays, planning projects, writing book...
Re-contextualising ATL Skills for IB

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...
The Future of ATL

The Future of ATL

By Lance G King Home 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 practices that go with it. There is...
Why should schools prioritise ATL?

Why should schools prioritise ATL?

By Lance G King Home 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 possible way...
How does the IB view Approaches to Learning?

How does the IB view Approaches to Learning?

How important is ATL? The MYP was built around Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills. The whole idea of the developing programme in the 1980s and 1990s was to find a way to support students in learning and practicing a range of skills that would set them up for success...