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MYP & DP ATL: Mapping

Approaches to Learning

Where are we going with this? 

The Approaches to Learning Skills Framework provides a common language that connects teaching and learning to the objectives and aims of our subjects and the student-centered approach of our programme models.

Through identifying our disciplinary core ATL skills and mapping these as a school, we can plan ATL's with focus and effectiveness. This will help with curriculum articulation, unit planning, transitions across the continuum, resourcing and learning experiences. 



Related Programme Standards & Practices (2020)

Coherent Curriculum


The school develops subject group overviews and an approaches to learning planning chart in accordance with programme documentation.

Lifelong learners 1.1


The school implements and reviews the development of the IB’s approaches to learning.

Approaches to teaching 4.2


Students collaborate with teachers and peers to plan, demonstrate, and assess their own learning.


Related FLOW21 Targets

1. WAB’s culture is learning-focused    

WAB is a community of deliberate learners. 

We understand how people learn.

2. WAB develops self-directed learners

We teach students how to learn for themselves. At WAB, learners take responsibility to set goals, access resources and choose strategies for learning.

5. Academic and 

intellectual thinking

Learners have access to the facts, concepts and academic skills needed to fully engage with ideas (academic thinking). Learning at WAB provokes creative, critical thinking about real-world issues, ethics, empathy, and making a difference (intellectual thinking).

6. All learners are prepared for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity (VUCA)

Today’s world is digitized, automated, globalized, and fully-connected. To be successful in this rapidly changing world, we must be capable of reflection, adaptation, and reinvention.