Learning & Teaching

Learning and Teaching

At St Thomas' we endeavour to provide an education that prepares students for their future, not our past.

At St Thomas' our insights into how best to meet the needs of our students comes from a developing understanding of the realities of the modern learner's world and how they learn…

"For the modern learner, learning isn't individual; it is a shared social experience. It is not what our students know, but what they all know together.

 

For the modern learner, learning isn't about the recall of facts, for these are only a search away. Rather, modern learning is about solving real problems and addressing our students' individual needs.

 

Finally, the modern learner doesn't rely on a single expert or single opinion, our students use modern technology and the internet to draw on many different influences"

Richard Olsen, ideasLAB

 

 We acknowledge the impact technology has on today's learners and believe:

  • What students are learning is changing
  • How students are learning is changing
  • Where students are learning is changing
  • When students are learning is changing

 

In recognition of this reality, we believe in learning that is inquiry-based, self-directed and socially constructed.