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Inter-Connected Strategies

Reading, writing, listening, and speaking, are taught as interconnected processes that cannot be separated and that build on and reinforce one another. Educators explicitly teach and model learning strategies to give students the skills required for life-long, independent learning.

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Assessment for Learning

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. There is no value in assessing students if the assessment does not impact learning and instruction. This means assessment is an ongoing process, without the need for lots of stressful tests.

Inquiry-Based Learning
Inter-Connected Strategies
Learning Made Visible
Assessment for Learning
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Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry is at the heart of learning and students are encouraged from a very early age to develop their ability to ask questions and to explore a variety of possible answers to those questions. Students acquire the skills to find for themselves the relevant information for their answers.

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Learning Made Visible

The purpose for learning is made clear to students, which helps them activate prior knowledge. Scaffolded and differentiated instruction personalise the learning for individual students. Students talk through their thinking and learning processes to discover the approaches which work best for them.