The five areas of interaction – the five distinctive lenses
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
- How do I learn best?
- How do I know?
- How do I communicate my understanding?
Through ATL teachers provide students with the tools to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning, thereby developing an awareness of how they learn best, of thought processes and of learning strategies.
COMMUNITY AND SERVICE
- How do we live in relation to others?
- How can I contribute to the community?
- How can I help others?
This component requires students to take an active part in the communities in which they live, thereby encouraging responsible citizenship.
- Why do we create?
- How do we create?
- What are the consequences?
Students explore in multiple ways the processes and products of human creativity, thus learning to appreciate and develop in themselves the human capacity to influence, transform, enjoy and improve the quality of life.
- Where do we live?
- What resources do we have or need?
- What are my responsibilities?
This area aims to develop students’ awareness of their interdependence with the environment so that they understand and accept their responsibilities.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
- How do I think and act?
- How am I changing?
- How can I look after myself and others?
This area deals with physical, social and emotional health and intelligence—key aspects of development leading to complete and healthy lives.