ATL skills
How students use their approaches to learning skills
Throughout the project, students will be using their approaches to learning skills.

ATL skill clusters

The ATLs fall into five main categories; communication, research, self-management, social and thinking skills. Within those are ten clusters:
ATL Skill
Clusters
Communication
-Communication
Research
-Information Literacy
-Media Literacy
Self-Management
-Affective
-Organisational
-Reflection
Social
-Collaboration
Thinking
-Creative Thinking
-Critical Thinking
-Transfer

Evidence of the ATLs

Students will select which ATLs best helped them with their learning goal and the creation of their product when they write criterion B of their report. Students will provide evidence to show how they used their ATLS.
Evidence might be: visual thinking diagrams, bulleted lists, charts, short paragraphs, notes, timelines, action plans, annotated illustrations, annotated research, artefacts from visits to museums, performances or galleries, pictures, photographs, sketches, up to 30 seconds of visual or audio material, screenshots of a blog of website, self and peer-assessment feedback.

The success of the ATLs

When reflecting on the success of their product and learning goal (criterion C) students may wish to make connections to the ATLs. How did their use of these skills help them be successful? What was most challenging to them? What skill did they develop the most?

Reflecting on the ATLs in Managebac

When writing journal entries in ManageBac, students can select the ATLs which relate to each entry. This will help students to track which skill types they use most and will help them reflect and find evidence of the skills used throughout the project.
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