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Teaching and learning

Pedagogy is how we as teachers, are teaching the students at Eumundi State School. The teachers and staff are committed to maximising the potential of each individual child and to the fostering of an enthusiastic attitude towards life long learning. We have a number of distinctive features which are reflected in our teaching strategies that the teachers use throughout the school.

These teaching strategies (Pedagogies) are organised into Four Dimensions. ​

 

  • Intellectual Quality - high order thinking, deep knowledge, deep understanding, substantive conversation, knowledge as problematic, metalanguage.
  • Connectedness - knowledge integration, background knowledge, connectedness to the world, problem - based curriculum.
  • Supportive Classroom Environment - student control, social support, engagement, explicit criteria, self-regulation.
  • Recognition of difference - cultural knowledge, inclusivity, narrative, group identity, citizenship.

 

In 2012 the school has had key members of the teaching staff trained  in the "Art and Science of Teaching" (ASOT) as part of a regional focus on teaching and learning in the classroom.

This theoretical approach to teaching will form the basis for the development of the schools Pedagogical Framework.