Motivated, engaged learners
STUDENT motivation and engagement is one of the foundation stones to developing positive learning behaviours.
In the spirit of continuous improvement and in light of current research, Bishop Druitt College has embarked on transforming our teaching and learning philosophy to create more motivated and engaged learners.
BDC is incorporating the Walker Learning Approach from Kindergarten to Year 4.
Kathy Walker developed this teaching and learning approach. Kathy is regarded internationally as a leading curriculum, teaching and learning expert in personalised and play-based learning.
The most common questions I get asked about this change is: “What is Walker Learning and why make the change?”
The answer is simple. The Walker Learning approach supports children in developing their strengths in an environment that is conducive to discovery, curiosity and engagement in their learning journey.
I have seen Walker Learning in action in my previous school in Western Australia where the children improved in both their literacy and numeracy domains but also enjoyed their schooling experience.
Classroom behaviours and focus also improved, as students were keen to learn more.
I am very excited to bring this innovative approach to the Coffs Coast.