Our Learner Attributes form the platform for students to be architects of their own learning and are becoming common language as our Strategic Vision – SOC2035 evolves.
Scotch Oakburn College is the only Tasmanian school involved in a national pilot research program undertaken by Melbourne University that examines the role of the ATAR and whether it should be the only indicator of academic prowess.
The program, which has been underway since 2019, has allowed Scotch Oakburn to develop a set of 10 Learner Attributes that are measured by teachers against a rubric of soft skills.
Learner Attributes are skills that talk about the character of the person, allowing a fuller picture of the whole person, not just academic learning. These are part of a broader trend occurring in education, where the importance of the ATAR is being slowly eroded as the single most important indicator of success.
Our Learner Attributes aim for students to be: