Contemporary Learning

BCE is supporting schools to move towards contemporary learning spaces to enhance student engagement. When OLHC upgraded the learning spaces above the hall in 2015, with Ms Gray’s knowledge and enthusiasm in contemporary learning we were able to fit out these rooms with furnishing to enhance contemporary learning in these classrooms. Over the Christmas holidays at the end of 2017, we were able to furnish the current Year 1 classroom with the pedagogy Mrs Wilson brings to this learning environment similar furnishings to cater to the different learning styles of our students.

Current research claims that traditional classrooms are failing to meet the learning needs of many students and that redesigning educational spaces to engage all learners is the w​ay forward. Whether you are a student that learns best from the lecture style environment, conversations with peers or independently, students are provided with opportunities to support and engage them in their learning.

During 2018, it is our goal as a staff to become more knowledgeable in contemporary learning through targeted readings, professional development and visits to other BCE schools who are living and breathing the pedagogy of contemporary learning spaces. 

Some of our staff are well on the journey and others are just beginning so it is one of our goals this year to work as a staff to understand the pedagogy and “buzz” that we are hearing about.

Brisbane Catholic Education has made available to us funding to replace classroom furniture in our Yr 2 and Yr 3 spaces so that a contemporary style can be in use. This will be achieved before the end of 2018.