Welcome to Teaching and Learning at Scotch
This Teaching and Learning website is designed for the current parents of students at Scotch College. We aim to provide you with information that will keep you up to date with the academic programmes at the College. We have also included some of the frequently asked questions as well as the contacts you need in relation to all academic areas.
I invite you to explore these pages and find useful information regarding your son’s current academic programme.
Each page contains the contact information for the best person in the College to contact should you wish to find out further information.
If at any stage you have further questions, I encourage you to contact the College.
International Baccalaureate Learner Profile
The IB learner profile describes a broad range of human capacities that go beyond academic success. They imply a commitment to help all students of Scotch College to learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
The profile aims to develop boys who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective.
Approaches to Learning
Through the Approaches To Learning in IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum that help them “learn how to learn”. ATL skills can be learned and taught, improved with practice and developed incrementally. They provide a solid foundation for learning independently and with others. ATL skills help students prepare for and demonstrate learning through meaningful assessment. They provide a common language that students and teachers can use to reflect on, and articulate, the process of learning. The Approaches to Learning skills are:
- Communication Skills
- Social Skills
- Self-Management Skills
- Research Skills
- Thinking Skills
Teaching and Learning Team
Goal: Through contemporary teaching and learning all boys will be empowered to achieve their potential and become engaged in the global community
1. build a research culture around all learning initiatives
2. align learning environments with preferred pedagogy, technology and contemporary research
3. offer learning opportunities that increase global and local interaction
4. review academic extension and academic support to develop a PP-12 programme
5. develop a pre-scotch to Year 12 residential academic programme that enhances our residential boys’ academic achievement
6. review WACE course offerings to enable students to select courses that will enhance their personal achievement and wellbeing
7. align, extend and embed the explicit teaching of thinking skills
8. develop a sustainability framework based on Round Square
1. develop the college as a regional leader within the IBO community
2. continue to develop the IB continuum to increase demand for the Scotch offering
3. engage internationally with world schools through the Round Square network to support and promote international opportunities for education for boys as an IB school
1. engender in the staff a strong sense of efficacy in a positive work environment
2. ensure professional development of teaching staff is aligned to the Teaching and Learning programmes and the sub-school action plans
3. ensure all Year 11 and 12 teachers are capable of teaching dual curriculum
4. develop the use of the AITSL standards for teachers as part of their professional growth
1. develop relevant external partnerships
2. develop a world class STEM programme from Years k-12 that encourages Scientific inquiry, Technological innovation, Engineering ingenuity and Mathematical rigour
3. develop academic and co-curricular programmes to inspire boys to engage meaningfully in the Arts and Languages