Semester One Learning Outcomes: Making Learning Visible

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Semester One Learning Outcomes: Making Learning Visible
Michael Hughes

An overview for parents to view all the learning outcomes from all subject areas during the first semester. 

Our approaches to teaching and learning at Seisen require teachers to meet regularly in order to evaluate student work and plan the next stages of learning. Such collaboration enables us to address the three learning questions central to our philosophy of learning  :

  • Where are the students going?
  • How are they doing?
  • Where to next?

To know where students are going it's important for teachers to know the 'big picture'. Conversations about learning go way beyond planning engaging activities; the focus and primary purpose of planning meetings is for teachers to map out the possible learning pathways for students.

"The teachers themselves need to see beyond the bigger picture. In many ways, a good inquiry teacher is like a cartographer: they work at keeping a kind of 'aerial view' of the learning pathways available to the students"

Kath Murdoch, 2015

In order to do this, teachers create 'long-term' planning documents that map out the learning outcomes each semester. Homeroom and single-subject teachers make decisions about which learning outcomes will be integrated into the units of inquiry to support conceptual understanding and which learning outcomes would be better suited as stand-alone units (not integrated into the PYP units of inquiry). To keep parents informed about the teaching and learning, we have made these documents available to you. 

Click here to view the Grade 1 learning outcomes for the first semester

Click here to view the Grade 2 learning outcomes for the first semester

Click here to view the Grade 3 learning outcomes for the first semester

Click here to view the Grade 4 learning outcomes for the first semester

Click here to view the Grade 5 learning outcomes for the first semester

Click here to view the Grade 6 learning outcomes for the first semester.

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