Integrated Learning?Denise HillierDean of Learning Year 7 - 9 2012
Follow this link to view a video of an ad that Year 10 students were shown last week in Integrated Learning. This clip encouraged discussion about the nature of ‘truth’ and the way that news is communicated via social media. Their topic, Looking Beneath the Surface of the News, asks them to investigate a current news story, and to examine the different perspectives.
The FACE CurriculumF Faith Spirituality, Social Justice Gospel ValuesA Academic Subject based knowledge and skillsC Community Social and emotional growthE Extra-curricula A rich and balanced life
Test YourselfF or A or C or E?Model United NationsPollution at Wentworth PointVisiting Artist who paints coastlinesThemes in Mary Poppins, the MusicalYalda Hakim, SBS Journalist, visits Year 10How to work in groupsDesigning public spacesWikileaks
What is Integrated Learning? Combines ideas from a number of subjects, allowing students to see connections Draws from the F.A.C.E curriculum Focuses on the 4 C’s Reactive to significant events Develops literacies
How ? Delivered by team of teachers from different faculties (called Advisors in 7/8) Open Learning spaces that allow flexible groupings Record of School Achievement subject in Year 9 and 10 ICT rich Some double periods
Time Allocation Year 7 6 periods per week Year 8 5 periods per week Year 9 3 periods per week Year 10 2 periods per week
Year Themes Year 7 Discovery Year 8 Connectedness Year 9 Outreach Year 10 Creating a Vision Year 11/12 Creating a Future
Year 7 Focus on SkillsICT, Grammar, Research, Social,Speaking, Listening, Thinking, ProblemSolving Conversations What’s happening in the world? Meeting student needs Year Overview (handout)
An occupational therapist advises Year 7students about healthy posture and use oflaptops.