What are the approaches to learning (ATL)?
- ATL are deliberate strategies, skills and attitudes that permeate the IB teaching and learning environment.
- ATL supports the IB belief that a large influence on a student’s education is not only what you learn but also how you learn.
- Teaching students how to learn has always been a part of IB teaching, but now the IB is providing more explicit support for teaching these skills, aligning the Diploma Program (DP) with the IB Career-related Program (CP).
- Focus on ATL will improve the quality of teaching and learning across the programs and may result in more engaged teachers and students.
While these approaches to learning are part of the IB program, Renaissance High School has adopted the ATL’s for students in ALL classrooms, ALL programs and ALL grade levels.
Renaissance High School would like to acknowledge and thank Samantha Stephens (Class of 2017) for her talent and dedication in creating the Approaches to Learning posters seen on this page and in classrooms throughout the high school.