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how teaching and learning happens

KCRS: The Learning Behaviours

KCRS: The Teaching behaviours of a Takapuna Grammar School Student
 
Behaviours are “how” students learn. The behaviours needed by a Takapuna Grammar School student to become a life-long-learner are:
 
LEARNING BEHAVIOURS
K = KNOWING
Understanding how learning happens (metacognition).
C = CONNECTING
Building understanding on what has already been learned from other people, contexts and experiences.
R = RELATING
Applying prior learning to make and create links in other contexts and to solve problems creatively.
S = SUPPORTING
Being an active participant in a positive and collaborative learning environment that supports diversity and others’ viewpoints.
 
There are attributes that each student should have that enable these behaviours (these are listed over).
 
Staff will teach and model a range of strategies that will enable students to develop these learning behaviours. The behaviours will be applied in a learning context, for example a subject. These learning contexts will also be rich in knowledge, the “what” of learning. Knowledge, the acquisition and possession of information, of fact, of history, of experience, is the foundation stone for effective teaching and learning. Contexts will be linked rather than delivered in isolation from each other.
 
Each learning context will also develop the values and competencies that the school promotes.
The content within a Learning Context, the concepts, skills and knowledge, will be determined by such things as:
·         The New Zealand Curriculum and Qualification frameworks
     and IB subject guides
·         Subject specific curriculum statements
·         The learning needs of individuals and groups
·         The special character of Takapuna Grammar School
 
KCRS: The Teaching behaviours of a Takapuna Grammar School Teacher
 
All teachers at Takapuna Grammar should be seeking to:
·         Support students to be lifelong learners
·         Employ a pedagogy around the learning behaviours of
    knowing, supporting, connecting and relating
·         Teach and model a range of strategies that will enable
     students to develop these learning behaviours
·         Plan and create learning contexts with clear content, skills
    and values
·         Establish high expectations and enable personal
    excellence
 
Pedagogy is “how” teachers teach. The pedagogical behaviours of a Takapuna Grammar School teacher should be:
 
TEACHING BEHAVIOURS
K = KNOWING
Understanding how students learn. Having in-depth knowledge of the content, skills and values of their own learning area.
C = CONNECTING
Constructing learning around what students have already learned from other people, contexts and experiences.
R = RELATING
Creating links into other contexts from which students can apply their prior learning to solve problems creatively.
S = SUPPORTING
Creating a positive and collaborative learning environment that acknowledges diversity, individual needs and encourages cooperative learning