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Curiosity & Powerful Learning

Using students’ passions to motivate them

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Our strengths-based approach to education values diversity and uses students’ passions to motivate individuals to be the very best learners and the finest people they can be.

The goal of ‘Curiosity and Powerful Learning’ is that all Rowville Secondary College students will be literate, numerate and curious. As powerful learners, students need the ability to respond successfully to the tasks that are set and the tasks they set themselves.

Teachers use a common extended learning framework that informs what we do every day, for every child in every classroom.

Tasks that students are set and the tasks they set themselves include the capacity to:

  • Integrate prior knowledge
  • Acquire and apply a range of learning skills
  • Solve problems individually and in groups
  • Think carefully about their successes and failures, and learn from both
  • Evaluate conflicting evidence
  • Think critically
  • Accept that learning involves uncertainty and difficulty.

Formative Assessments

Our students and teachers focus on formative assessments which reflects our view that learning is an ongoing process. We believe that students need to know where they are at in their learning, where they are going, and how to get there. Focusing on what a learner can do at any given moment in time and giving them feedback to help move to the next step leads to growth and the development of skills to be a lifelong learner.