Education plays a vital role in developing the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual characteristics of any child.
In today’s fast-paced world, children need to be able to process and evaluate the abundance of information at their fingertips.
In addition to this, they must also learn to navigate their social environment in a way that engenders trust and expresses authenticity.
In our twenty-first century, communication and relationship development are skills for success; and we believe that children need to be flexible, resilient, and creative, with the ability to remain curious so that they may keep on learning throughout their lives.
At The Moreton Bay Colleges, we are proud to launch our new Teaching and Learning Approach.
To provide an outstanding student experience, teachers at The Moreton Bay Colleges ensure that learning environments are collaborative, supportive and productive, that the Colleges promote student agency through an inquiry-based curriculum and that our students are challenged to be curious, agile and reflective thinkers so that they may contribute meaningfully to our globally connected community.
Our Teaching and Learning approach fosters the development of:
• Curious teachers and students who are creative and critical in their thinking and who have a strong desire to learn and grow.
• Agile teachers and students who are not only open-minded but who are confident to take risks on their learning journey.
• Collaborative teachers and students who practise empathy and who work respectfully in teams to bring out the best in each other.
• Reflective teachers and students who embrace the growth mindset and who not only try new approaches to learning and but also evaluate their effectiveness.
• Agentic teachers and students who advocate responsibly and respectively and who have a genuine belief that they can make a difference in this world.
Over the past three years, students, parents, teachers and Leadership staff from Primary and Secondary across the five sub-schools of both Colleges have been working together in a development process to create our unique Teaching and Learning Approach – to ensure that we all have a collective understanding of what we value as a learning community.
When you consider the five approaches – Agency, Collaboration, Agility, Curiosity and Reflection – it is important to understand that this applies to all members of our learning community – students, teachers, parents, and the broader community. We want all members of our community to be agentic learners; so that we may all have voice, choice, and ownership of our learning journeys.
We want our teachers to be deliberate and focussed in their instructional design so that the curriculum they deliver in their classrooms is not only accessible by all, but that it also encourages curiosity and agile thinking.
We encourage and foster a collaborative environment and provide opportunities to rethink, revise and reflect on the learning process to enable and encourage future improvement.
The development of this teaching and learning approach was only possible because our teachers, students and parents, lived the experience.
We have spent many hours in workshops challenging one another to consider what is vital to our learning community, as well as what is unique about Teaching and Learning at The Moreton Bay Colleges.
At The Moreton Bay Colleges, we believe that learning is at the heart of our inclusive Christian community.
We have a shared responsibility to prioritise teaching and learning through the delivery of an innovative and differentiated curriculum.
By providing progressive and purposeful learning and transformative assessment opportunities, we endeavour to foster future-focussed, global citizens.
Ultimately, by engaging students in learning processes that foster deep understanding and, by working in partnership to develop a truly collaborative approach, The Moreton Bay Colleges, as an entire community of learners, provide experiences for growth in a safe, happy and connected environment.