Children have the information they need now through devices and the internet, says principal Don McLean. So the role of teachers is in the facilitation and activation of learning. His students say, ‘It gets you collaborating.’ For, ORS-funded students it means their strengths can be acknowledged and valued.
‘Doing your own learning really helps you in the real world’
For twins Hannah and Jess, who live with dyslexia, being in charge of their own learning means they can develop and use new strategies. Teacher Chris Johnston says it may look a bit chaotic, but there’s a lot of individualised and personalised learning going on.
Helen Collins shares stories – both personal and professional – about Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC), inclusion, and how DMIC supports, challenges, and provides enhancements to teaching and learning.