Teaching and Learning

 

Beliefs about Teaching and Learning

  • Everyone is capable of learning.
  • Everyone learns in different ways and learning programs need to accommodate this.
  • Teachers and parents are critical factors in a child’s learning success.
  • Teachers, students and parents accept responsibility for their learning, behaviour and goal setting.
  • Effective teaching is purposeful, challenging and connected to a student’s experience, stage of development and background.
  • Programs need to be culturally and developmentally appropriate, having real-life application.
  • Students need to have the opportunity to observe, practise and teach others.
  • The mental and physical well-being of students and staff is a priority.
  • Students need opportunities to engage in higher order thinking and reflection about learning.
  • Learning happens best when student-teacher relationships are based on mutual trust and respect.

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