Skills: Approaches to Learning

Approaches to Learning

The aim of teaching and learning ATL skills is to produce self-regulated learners who demonstrate effective thinking and learning, from information processing to managing emotions. Both the MYP and PYP share five broad skill organizers listed below. These skills build resilience in learning, how to deal effectively with setbacks and difficulties, how to respond positively, make changes and persevere—the skills of the self-regulated learner.

Thinking Skills

Acquisition of knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation, Dialectical thought, Metacognition

Social Skills
Accepting responsibility, Respecting others, Cooperating, Resolving conflict, Group decision-making, Adopting a variety of group roles
Communication Skills
Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Viewing, Presenting, Non-verbal communication
Self-Management Skills
Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Spatial awareness, Organization, Time management, Safety, Healthy life style. Codes of behavior, Informed choices
Research Skills
Formulating questions, Observing, Planning, Collecting data, Recording data, Organizing data, Interpreting data. Presenting research findings

Making the PYP Happen
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