Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Learning to learn - Invercargill Middle School

You’re set up for success. You’re all ready to go. You know what you are doing and you just hit the ground running.

Clarity of expectations within a supportive environment are key to scaffolding children into the behaviours of effective learners. Those expectations are realised through structures and processes that ensure everyone knows what to do to achieve success.

This video illustrates

Domain 4: Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn

Evaluation indicators

Assessment for learning develops students’ assessment and learning-to-learn capabilities

Students learn, achieve and progress in the breadth and depth of The New Zealand Curriculum and/or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 

Students have effective, sufficient and equitable opportunities to learn

Effective culturally responsive pedagogy supports and promotes student learning

Key content

  • The poutama is a metaphor for learning being made visible and scaffolding provided
  • Targeted teaching accelerates progress 
  • Learning to learn behaviours are explicitly taught 
  • The learning of the individual is supports within a framework of manaakitanga

Things to think about

  • How do you set up students to monitor and evaluate their own learning and progress?