International Baccalaureate World School

Approaches to Learning (ATL)

Approaches to Learning

ATLs represent general and subject-specific learning skills the students will develop and apply during the program and beyond. The focus of this area is on teaching students how to learn and helping students find out about themselves as learners, so they can better develop learning skills. ATL skills are grouped into five categories that span the IB continuum of education:

  • Thinking skills
  • Social skills
  • Communication skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Research skills