A brief description of how children learn best.
Contemporary research shows that children learn best when:
- respectful relationships are encouraged to facilitate learning and personal growth.
- instruction takes place at the child’s point of need and they are encouraged to take risks to further their learning.
- there is a safe and supportive environment that promotes high expectations.
- they receive feedback that is meaningful, timely and provides direction for future learning.
St Agatha’s has adopted the inquiry approach to ensure that we cater for the above. From contemporary research we know that children learn best when they are actively engaged, rather than sitting passively, filling in worksheets. This inquiry approach to teaching and learning is embedded in all areas – Religious Education, Literacy, Numeracy, History and our Science and Technology Units and is an effective means of stimulating interest, energy and enthusiasm for learning.