The new Arundel State School Teaching and Learning Framework outlines best pedagogical practices focussed on a student-centered approach to learning.
At Arundel State School we believe our teaching practices must be centred on the learning needs and interests of every student. As such The Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J Marzano is the framework adopted as it focuses on student outcomes and highlights how to optimise learning by ensuring students: receive meaningful feedback; get effective content instruction; and have their basic psychological needs met.
Within The Art and Science of Teaching (ASOT) sits a general framework with three categories:
Feedback refers to the information loop between the teacher and the students that provides students with an awareness of what they should be learning and how they are doing.
Content refers to lesson progression, which allows students to move from an initial understanding of content to application of content while continuously reviewing and upgrading their knowledge.
Context refers to the following student psychological needs: engagement, order, a sense of belonging, and high expectation.
The New Art and Science of Teaching (Marzano, 2017, p6)
Embedded within these three categories are ten design areas and design questions that help teacher plan units and lessons.
|Category|| Design Areas|| Design Questions|
|Feedback||1. Providing and communicating clear learning goals||How will I communicate clear learning goals that help students understand the progression of knowledge they are expected to master and where they are along that progression?|
|2. Using Assessments||How will I design and administer assessments that help students understand how their test scores and grades are related to their status on the progression of knowledge they are expected to master?|
|Content||3. Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons||When content is new, how will I design and deliver direct instruction lessons that help students understand which parts are important and how the parts fit together?|
|4. Conducting Practicing and Deepening Lessons||After presenting content, how will I design and deliver lessons that help students deepen their understanding and develop fluency in skills and processes?|
|5. Conducting Knowledge Application Lessons||After presenting content, how will I design and deliver lessons that help students generate and defend claims through knowledge application?|
|6. Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons||Throughout all types of lessons, what strategies will I use to help students continually integrate new knowledge with old knowledge and revise their understanding accordingly?|
|Context||7. Using Engagement Strategies||What engagement strategies will I use to help students pay attention, be energised, be intrigued, and be inspired?|
|8. Implementing Rules and Procedures||What strategies will I use to help students understand and follow rules and procedures?|
|9. Building Relationships||What strategies will I use to help students feel welcome, accepted, and valued?|
|10. Communicating High Expectations||What strategies will I use to help typically reluctant students feel valued and comfortable interacting with me and their peers?|
The New Art and Science of Teaching (Marzano, 2017, p6-7)
Teaching and Learning Framework 2020-2023 (PDF, 1.4MB)