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”. The MYP extends IB approaches to learning (ATL) skills categories into ten developmentally appropriate clusters.

The focus of approaches to learning in the MYP is on helping students to develop the self-knowledge and skills they need to enjoy a lifetime of learning. ATL skills empower students to succeed in meeting the challenging objectives of MYP subject groups and prepare them for further success in the IB Diploma Programme.

There are ten Approaches to Learning (ATLs) MYP clusters explained below.

Every MYP unit identifies ATL skills that students will develop through their inquiry and demonstrate in the unit’s formative (if applicable) and summative assessments. Many ATL skills directly support the attainment of subject-group objectives. (See Attached)