Approaches To Learning Flipped

ATL flipped? What an earth does this mean? Last month I wrote a post on the IB’s ideas about how you, the student should approach your learning in class – this is what is termed the ‘Approaches to Learning’ and it forms part of a wider focus on the IB called ‘Approaches to Teaching and Learning’ or ‘ATL’. If you remember, the IB said that you, the student should approach learning using one of five different techniques – Thinking Skills Communication Skills, ...

Universal Design for Learning in the DP

This morning I read a brief blog post by Jennie McKenzie titled More Universal Design for Learning (UDL) needed in the IB, which I quote here in it's entirety, as the author has asked that readers share the link : "I just finished reading a summary on the need to employ more UDL in IB schools. One of the main challenges for the DP is the very nature of the limited assessment format... which is under pressure from higher education's limited assessment format. Here is ...

How do YOU do it?

Approaches to Teaching, ATL or whatever you call it! – love it or hate it you can’t ignore it. All teachers of the IB programme (whether you teach PYP, MYP, DP or the Career Related Programme) are now expected to teach in accordance with the IB’s ideas on Approaches to Teaching. So how do you go about implementing the IB’s Approaches to Teaching? How do you evidence it? I guess the most important question is ‘What are the Approaches to Teaching?’ The IB has released ...