Vision for Learning
"Hello. I am Angelica. I am 5 years old. I really don't have much of a past. In fact, I am the future.
You need to understand what I am learning to believe, how I think about my future, what my world view is. You and I both want me to be a success in the world which I will enter as an adult and which I will be responsible for. In future days I will admire you for being able to look forward with me and help me define what I need to learn.
My world is already very different from the one you have grown up in.
On present life expectancy figures, I will live until I am over 80. So I will be alive and well in the 2070s, and my children will live to see the twenty-second century, can you even imagine what the world will be like for them?"
From “Creating the Future School” (2001)
Hedley Beare, Professor Emeritus of Education,
University of Melbourne
Scotch Oakburn College is a learning community committed to creating preferred futures and a foundation for life-long learning.
Our learning community is built on a Christian heritage and strong school traditions. The values that we espouse include:
As teachers, we will provide the opportunity for our students to become:
Inquiring and reflective thinkers, who:
- develop higher order thinking skills
- use a transdisciplinary, investigative, research based approach to learning
Effective communicators, who:
- create and convey ideas clearly and confidently, using a wide range of symbolic systems
- refine research techniques to interact critically with the works of othersinterpret linguistic, numeric and graphical information with judgement and discernment
Self directed, well balanced and ethical people, who:
- develop initiative
- accept responsibility and diversity
- develop ethical and moral autonomy
Responsible citizens, who:
- value diversity and act for a just and equitable society
- participate actively in a democratic community
- appreciate the value of an understanding of the past in creating a better future
World contributors, who:
- are aware of the consequence of social, scientific and technological innovations and make thoughtful decisions about their application
- work responsibly to maintain, protect and enhance local and global environments
Informed, life-long learners, who:
- learn how to learn
- engage in meaningful and relevant experiences
- display a love of learning.