Northbourne Public School

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Contemporary teaching and learning at Northbourne Public School

Contemporary learning prepares students with skills and capabilities to thrive in a rapidly changing and interconnected world. It connects students and engages their sense of curiosity.

Contemporary teachers at Northbourne Public School know and understand the needs and talents of their students. They are flexible and select from a range of effective teaching strategies.

Our contemporary and flexible learning environments inspire students to be leaders of their own learning. Students collaborate and use critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems and become mindful global citizens.

Innovative learning space is;

  • is mobile, flexible, varied and connected.
  • provides students with choice in where and how they learn.
  • can be adapted to accommodate learning modes and technology.
  • supports opportunities for students to learn independently and in small and large groups.
  • supports collaborative learning and teaching for students and teachers.

Learning modes

The learning modes for future-focused learning highlight different ways in which learning occurs. Each mode requires students and teachers to be interacting differently with space and each other.

When we are aware of, and can identify how we want learning to occur, it guides the decision making on the design of learning space and technology requirements that will best support the desired learning.

Space, furniture and technology can all help to enable learning modes that coexist or can be quickly and easily transitioned.

Collaboration iconCollaboration: learn with others.

Discussion iconDiscussion: talk about learning.

Feedback and reflection iconFeedback & reflection: learn about learning.

Guided iconGuided: learn with an expert.

Explicit iconExplicit: learn from an expert.

Demonstration iconDemonstration: presenting learning.

Experiential iconExperiential: make, explore, investigate.

Independent iconIndependent: learn by myself.