We provide opportunities for flexibility with students’ studies – from homework through to their independent self-directed studies. Flexible learning gives our students choices about whenever, wherever, and however they learn.
There are five understandings that form our framework for flexible learning:
Providing opportunities for students to learn whenever, wherever and however they want is empowering, and works to involve our students more actively in their learning. We have re-framed the idea of flexibility in learning for our teachers so that the relationship between teacher and student is based on participation and collaboration in knowledge management.
The education we provide is future-facing – it enables our students to think creatively and flexibly about how they will manage their learning throughout life.
We have re-framed learning as enabling the development of holistic capabilities. Our students think beyond simple facts and figures, taking into account lifelong learning attributes and intellectual confidence.
Flexible approaches to learning means there are no boundaries to learning – whether these are practical or inter-disciplinary. Our students have interdisciplinary learning experiences, such as STEM classes and integrated project work.
We use the varied contexts in which learning can take place, recognising that learning happens both in the classroom and beyond the classroom.
We embrace co-curricular learning spaces and have prioritised a set of co-curricular learning goals, and we recognise the value of additional informal learning layered on top of the formal curriculum.