Learning by Doing!
The balance between learning experiences being active, cognitively challenging and building self-regulation is a constant goal for the Middle School curriculum. This week, I enjoyed seeing, hearing and knowing that these important elements of active learning were in action through our science curriculum. Students were ‘on prac’ in the Scotch Oakburn Wetlands, completing water testing, hosting Junior School Early Learning students on campus as active leaders and our Year 6 students enjoyed science practical experiments outside their learning spaces; just three insights into developing the mind, hands and hearts in learning. This approach is supported in recent Australian Curriculum reviews with a larger focus on cross-curriculum priorities. These align with our focus on developing Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences throughout the Middle School, all aiming to develop a deeper learning understanding and continued engagement in learning.
In the week ahead the ‘learning by doing’ opportunities expand with the first round of the Year 7 World Peace Game and Education Outdoors programs for Year 8.
Head of Middle School