learning at charlton christian college
learning at charlton christian college

Effective Teaching & Learning at Charlton

The College uses Marzano’s “The Art & Science of Teaching” as its Pedagogical  framework for professional development in effective instruction and in Performance and Development processes.

The 5 key elements of the Art & Science of Teaching (ASOT) drawn at Charlton are;

1. Expectations and implementing rules and procedures

  • Establishing Classroom Routines
  • Implementing Rules and Procedures
  • Organizing Physical Layout of the Classroom for Learning
  • Demonstrating “Withitness”
  • Acknowledging Adherence to Rules and Procedures
  • Acknowledging non-adherence to Rules and Procedures and applying Consequences

2. Providing and communicating clear learning goals

  • Generating and communicating clear learning goals

3. Using feedback and assessments

  • Types of feedback
  • Strategies for feedback
  • Tracking Student Progress
  • Celebrating Student Success

4. Maximising student interaction with new content

  • Identifying and flagging Critical Information
  • Organising Students to Interact with New Knowledge
  • Previewing New Content
  • Chunking Content into “Digestible Bites”
  • Developing quality and engaging Critical Input Experiences
  • Organising Students to Interact
  • Strategies for active processing of new Content
  • Elaborating on New Content
  • Recording and Representing Content
  • Reflecting on Learning
  • Using Homework

5. Application of knowledge and high-order thinking

  • Examining Similarities and Differences
  • Examining Errors in Reasoning
  • Organizing Students for Cognitively Complex Tasks
  • Engaging Students in Cognitively Complex Tasks Involving Hypothesis Generating and Testing
  • Providing Resources and Guidance

ASOT is also the  basis of staff Performance and Development Framework.  All teachers are involved in formal peer observations and feedback sessions and teachers of Years 5-12 classes implement on-line Surveys in which students provide feedback on their perceptions of their class.