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Four key Education Principles capture that which we Value and our Statement of Purpose
Learners and learning are central
- adopt a learners and learning-centred approach to develop personal agency and empowerment
- encourage the development of a sense of identity through a personalised approach
- view learning as developing the whole person - intellectual, emotional, social, physical, cultural
- engage students in developing confidence as learners through active investigation, inquiry, social interaction and collaboration
- develop a positive attitude and disposition to learning
- develop general learning capabilities: critical and creative thinking; personal and social capability; ethical understanding and intercultural understanding
- support professional learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration through team structures, collaborative planning and peer observations and feedback
- enable learning anywhere, anytime, with anyone, by any means through harnessing digital technologies
- provide opportunities and make facilities available for community learning
- inspire creativity, curiosity, curation and critique
- encourage taking responsibility and agency for one’s own learning.
- promote a sense of community and belonging by promoting human connectedness
- build community and encourage participation, contribution and engagement in and by the community at all levels from individual Learning Communities to whole school community to the wider community
- develop partnerships and foster networks of partners to break down barriers and enable efficient and effective learning
- provide opportunities for meaningful engagement within and between early learning centres, schools, families and the wider community
- express the identity, values and aspirations of the community.
- ensure inclusion of all learners
- honour and celebrate diversity – diversity in learners, cultural and social diversity - within the school and wider community
- provide genuine choice for all learners
- be aesthetically pleasing, welcoming and support the physical and emotional health and well-being of all students and staff
- promote positive social interaction
- focus on developing the whole person
- ensure safety and security
- provide a continuum of learning and recreation
- develop the learners’ understanding of, and capacity to create personal wellbeing
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"The biggest gains in terms of learning productivity will come from mobilising as yet under-utilised resources available to the education system:children, parents, families, communities. That is the ultimate goal of personalised learning: to encourage children to see themselves as co-investors...in their own learning."
Knowledge that gives you no practical purchase on the physical and social worlds beyond school is pointless.
Claxton & Lucas (2015)
"For the 21st century student, learning involves a blend of the physical and virtual environments. Education paradigms have shifted to include online learning, hybrid learning and collaborative models."
Technology Outlook - Australian Territory Education 2012 - 2017