RESOURCES: approaches to learning
According to the authors of Making the Difference: Differentiation in International Schools, the “critical success predictor for students entering the IB program is not intelligence, but rather maturity of attitude and work habits" (Powell and Kusuma Powell, 2007).
The goal of developing ATL skills in IB students is to help them become self-regulated learners.
- Have learned how to set learning goals
- Ask good questions
- Self-interrogate as they learn
- Generate motivation and perseverance
- Try out different learning processes
- Self-monitor the effectiveness of their learning
- Reflect on achievement
- Make changes to their learning processes where necessary
For IB students, the 5 Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills are: