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MYP & DP ATL: Communication

Approaches to Learning

ATL: Communication Skills


How can students communicate through interaction?
Exchanging thoughts, messages and information effectively through interaction

  • Give and receive meaningful feedback
  • Use intercultural understanding to interpret communication
  • Use a variety of speaking techniques to communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Use appropriate forms of writing for different purposes and audiences
  • Use a variety of media to communicate with a range of audiences
  • Interpret and use effectively modes of non-verbal communication
  • Negotiate ideas and knowledge with peers and teachers
  • Participate in, and contribute to, digital social media networks.
  • Collaborate with peers and experts using a variety of digital environments and media.
  • Share ideas with multiple audiences using a variety of digital environments and media.


How can students demonstrate communication through language?
Reading, writing and using language to gather and communicate information

  • Read critically and for comprehension
  • Read a variety of sources for information and for pleasure
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions
  • Use and interpret a range of discipline-specific terms and symbols
  • Write for different purposes
  • Understand and use mathematical notation
  • Paraphrase accurately and concisely
  • Preview and skim texts to build understanding
  • Take effective notes in class
  • Make effective summary notes for studying
  • Use a variety of organizers for academic writing tasks
  • Find information for disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiries, using a variety of media
  • Organize and depict information logically
  • Structure information in summaries, essays and reports

ATL Skills from "MYP: From Principles to Practice (2014)"

Exchanging information