Contemporary Education

Both the Australian Curriculum and the Alice Springs Declaration on educational goals for young Australians promotes excellence and equity. Furthermore, it aims for all young Australians to become confident and creative individuals, successful lifelong learners, and active and informed members of the community. 

The Australian Curriculum will be the source of all curriculum planning, assessment and reporting for all Learning Areas covered by the Australian Curriculum. Such challenges require the school community to focus on an
understanding of: 

Learning and Teaching at St. Joseph's 
A concept underpinning contemporary education is personalised learning.  There has been much research on the concept of Personalised Learning which consists of five core elements:

  • Assessment for learning and the use of evidence and dialogue to identify every student's learning needs. 
  • Learning and teaching strategies that develop the competence and confidence of every learner by actively engaging and challenging them. 
  • Curriculum entitlement and choice that delivers breadth of study, personal relevance and flexible learning pathways through the system. 
  • A student-centred approach to school organisation, with school leaders and teachers thinking creatively about how to support high quality teaching and learning. 
  • Strong partnerships beyond the school to drive forward progress in the classroom, to remove barriers to learning and to support pupil wellbeing. 

The BCE model of pedagogy brings together the principles and practices of learning and teaching that lead to success for all learners.

These principles and practices arise out of the beliefs and values of the BCE Learning and Teaching Framework and an evidence-base upon which teachers can construct their practice to ensure that all students are progressing in their learning and development.

It provides a common language for planning and reflecting on learning and teaching in our Catholic schools.

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​Learning in the 21st Century, immerses our children as creative thinkers who will explore creative (multiple/varied) ways of dealing with solving problems and providing skills to adapt to jobs that do not yet exist.  Catholic School's approach to curriculum and pedagogy are deeply rooted in faith, empowering students with the essential knowledge, skills capacities and capabilities for active citizenship and lifelong learning.