Approaches to Learning (ATL Skills)

 
Primary Years Programme Approaches to Learning
 
Thinking Skills
Acquisition of knowledge: Ability to recall facts and vocabulary.
 
Comprehension: Understanding of what is read or taught.
 
Application: Using knowledge in new situations.
 
Analysis: Comparing and contrasting; seeing relationships.
 
Synthesis: Creating, designing, or inventing.
 
Evaluation: Expressing and defending an opinion.
 
Dialectical Thought: Recognizing and understanding reasons for different points of view.
 
Metacognition: Thinking about how to make good decisions.
 
Social Skills:
Accepting responsibility: Taking responsibility for completing tasks.
 
Respecting others: Respecting the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of others.
 
Cooperating: Working together by being courteous, sharing and taking turns.
 
Resolving conflict: Accepting responsibility, compromising, being fair.
 
Group decision-making: Listening to others, discussing ideas, asking questions, and working towards agreement.
 
Adopting a variety of group roles: Making decisions as part of a group, knowing how to behave in different situations
 
Communication Skills:
Listening: Listening to directions, listening to others, listening to information.
 
Speaking: Speaking clearly; expressing ideas clearly and logically; giving oral reports.
 
Reading: Reading from a variety of sources and understanding what has been read ; making inferences; and drawing conclusions.
 
Writing: Recording information and observations; taking notes and paraphrasing; writing reports; writing journal entries.
 
Viewing: Viewing and interpreting signs, icons, and images in a variety of contexts.
Presenting: Presenting using visuals and appropriate technology.
 
Non- verbal communication: Recognizing the meaning of visual and kinesthetic communication; recognizing and creating signs; interpreting and using symbols.
 
Self-Management Skills:
Gross motor skills: Using large muscle skills effectively.
 
Fine motor skills: Using fine muscle skills effectively.
 
Spatial awareness: Being spatially aware of objects in relation to oneself or each other.
 
Organization: Planning and carrying out activities effectively.
 
Time management: Using time effectively and appropriately.
 
Safety: Avoiding behavior that puts them or others in danger.
 
Healthy lifestyle: Practicing appropriate hygiene and self-care; washing hands, using tissue, getting enough rest, making healthy food choices.
 
Codes of behavior: Following classroom essential agreements.
 
Informed choices: Making choices based on information or facts.
 
Research Skills:
Formulating questions: Asking questions; being curious about finding out more about something that can be researched.
 
Observing: Using all our senses to learn new things; noticing relevant details.
 
Planning: Figuring out ways to find out necessary information.
 
Collecting data: Gathering information from different sources.
 
Recording data: Describing and recording observations by drawing, note taking, making charts, tallying, writing statements.
 
Organizing data: Sorting and categorizing information data into descriptions, tables, timelines, diagrams or graphs.
 
Interpreting data: Drawing conclusions from information.
 
Presenting research findings: Effectively communicating what has been learned; choosing appropriate media.
 
"Primary Years Programme Approaches to Learning"  South Point Academy, Web. 4 September 2018. <https://webapps.pcrsoft.com/Clue/CustomResources/SouthpointeAcademy/PYP/Grades1-5ApproachestoLearning.pdf>