MYP ATL and Learner Profile Week at VKE
“The interaction of knowledge and skills with experience is key to learning” ~ John Dewey
The last week of July 2019, at Victorious Kidss Educares (VKE), commenced with the celebration of ATL (Approaches to Learning) and Learner Profile week wherein our curious and enthusiastic MYP minds were put to work on developing and enhancing life skills. An ATL skill a day, throughout the week, our young inquirers will be offered a wide range of thoughtful and interactive activities to understand the diversity of human needs.
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) learner profile defines a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community, learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them. Approaches to learning supports the IB belief that a large influence on a student’s education is not only what you learn but also how you learn.
The week began with the students of MYP scaffolding an effective IB Learner Profile video with an objective to comprehend that the IB Learner Profile is the IB mission statement in action. With focus on Thinking Skills, our facilitators conducted subject specific, implicit and explicit activities, from MYP1 to MYP5 which encouraged the students to develop confidence, to try new strategies and explore new concepts and contexts for learning. To develop Critical Thinking skills explicitly, MYP1 students were engaged in Anagrams in which they observed the list of words given in the worksheet to further rearrange them in such a way that they can create multiple words from the same. To enhance the Creative Thinking skills explicitly, MYP2 champions sketched their ideas of an invention or a concept that they thought would be a cool invention to create novel solutions to authentic problems. Mathematics students of MYP2 developed Transfer skills as they were engaged in ordering the rational numbers and operations on rational numbers. Students were grouped as per their learning styles to maximize the output. To develop Critical thinking skills, MYP3 students were narrated stories which lead to an effective discussion to consider multiple perspectives.