At LLV, our practice is collegial and collaborative. This means that teachers work in relationship with each other and the students with a team player attitude. We are flexible, creative, have a willingness to change and will always look for another/better way. We are teachers that are always learners and we will stay on top of global research and best practice. We are happy to fail spectacularly and learn from that. We have and expect our students to have a growth mindset.
Our pedagogy encourage and develop autonomous, independent investigation, supported with ‘masterclasses’ or ‘pop-up workshops’ as well as ‘flow’ where students engage in deep learning.
The learning should include opportunities for students to develop skills and attitudes relevant to the modern world. These are captured in the LLV Learning Characteristics Wheel.
Our role as teachers is to scaffold and teach thinking and thinking processes and to introduce concepts, big ideas, help make connections and question deeply.
It is a pedagogy of responsiveness. We will minimise teacher talk and worksheets, looking for better ways of capturing understanding and measuring growth. We will seek to design ways to measure what we value. Learning will be kinaesthetic, reflective, personal, driven by the students, and supported by excellent teachers. It will always have a clear purpose and will be well supported by rigorous feedback, check ins, formative assessments and observations. It will be fun, dynamic and celebrate failure.
Our focus is on growing EQ, transdisciplinary connection and multidisciplinary projects and on developing the innate capacity of our students to own their learning.
What is Beyond?
What does it offer my child?
Beyond is a signature program at LLV that operates in years 7 to 10 enabling and empowering learners to develop skills that support them in life beyond the curriculum. Learning Guides work closely with their Beyond classes as mentors, advocates and are the main contact between home and school. Beyond 2021 embraces three components:
Beyond Connect: A time to connect with others and to connect knowledge. This is dedicated to growing habits for effective wellbeing.
Beyond Communicate: Write for wellbeing – a whole school literacy program embedded in literacy initiatives.
Beyond Create: A hybrid of design based learning and project based learning that offers authentic transdisciplinary learning opportunities.
Beyond happens on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
R. Green(2020), DOE Wellbeing Framework (2015), R. Richhart (2015), H. Street (2018), PBL Works, Human Centred Design, DOE Literacy K-12 Policy (2017)