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Teaching and learning

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Teaching and learning through the new Art and Science of Teaching is a framework that underpins the school curriculum. By creating opportunities for our students to be successful learners, we are preparing them for the future.

Kirwan High was the first school in North Queensland to implement the Art and Science of Teaching, and the benefits of focusing on the ways students learn is clearly evident in the excellent outcomes of our students.

The framework consists of ten design questions that form a logical sequence for effective teacher planning and reflection.

  1. How will I communicate clear learning goals that help students understand the progression of knowledge they are expected to master and where they are along that progression?
  2. How will I design and administer assessments that help students understand how their test scores and grades are related to their status on the progression of knowledge they are expected to master?
  3. When content is new, how will I design and deliver direct instruction lessons that help students understand which parts are important and how the parts fit together?
  4. After content has been presented, how will I design and deliver lessons that help students deepen their understanding and develop fluency in skills and processes?
  5. After content has been presented, how will I design and deliver lessons that help students generate and defend claims through knowledge application?
  6. Throughout all types of lessons, what strategies will I use to help students continually integrate new knowledge with old knowledge and revise their understanding accordingly?
  7. What engagement strategies will I use to help students pay attention, be energized, be intrigued, and be inspired?
  8. What strategies will I use to help students understand and follow rules and procedures?
  9. What strategies will I use to help students feel welcome, accepted, and valued?
  10. What strategies will I use to help typically reluctant students feel valued and comfortable interacting with me or their peers?

 

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Last reviewed 19 October 2018
Last updated 20 December 2018