When visiting classrooms and learning spaces it is great to see
learning intentions clearly visible to the students and the school values prominently featured at student height. Some classrooms have set their own values based on the school values and this too is perfectly acceptable and is quite inspiring to see. I believe that community needs to see and to understand aspects of our practice so each week in the newsletter and on the website I will endeavour to demystify the educative process because when communities understand what we do and why then we gain their support. When we work together we ultimately getr better results for the students.
In the newsletter dated 2nd march 2017 is the following:
Last Curriculum Day we did some work around learning intentions and success criteria and focused on the importance of meaningful feedback. This time we're building on that as we look in depth at curiosity and powerful learning and work towards the development of a whole school instructional model for teaching and learning. We have invited Heidelberg PS to join us as part of our commitment to building communities of practice and enquiry.
(An Education State Initiative)
The learning intention emphasises what the students will learn, rather than what they will do. Our teachers share the learning intention with students, either orally or in writing. Sometimes the learning intention is written on the board and shared with students at the beginning of a lesson or unit. In our classrooms and learning spaces we are endeavouring to make the Learning Intention explicit to students.