Brisbane Catholic Education’s Learning and Teaching
Framework has been developed to support Catholic schools and their teachers in
the planning of learning and teaching.
The vision for Catholic education is built on traditions,
values and beliefs of the Christian community.
These values and beliefs are the foundation of how we learn and how we
teach and form an interconnected framework which shapes how we act and engage in
learning and teaching with our students, parents and colleagues.
There are four
elements in the teaching and learning framework:
At St. Anthony’s School, as a member of the Catholic
Christian community, our goal is to
strive to educate all students to live the gospel of Jesus Christ as
successful, creative and confident, active and informed learners, empowered to
shape and enrich our world.
Foundational to our shared work as teachers are the beliefs
we have of the learners we serve. The Learning and Teaching Framework
explicitly states such beliefs and the response that flows from such beliefs within
Every learner is created in the image and
likeness of God and inspired by the spirit, responds with passion and
creativity to life.
Every learner seeks to find meaning in life and
learning and in the Catholic Christian Tradition we find meaning in the person
and teachings of Jesus to grow as pilgrim people.
Every learner is a lifelong learner, with a
desire to search for truth and do what is right; accountable for choices and
responsible for actions.
Every learner is in some respect, like all
others, like some others, like no other and we respond creatively, flexibly and
with a futures orientation to ensure dignity and justice for all.
Every learner can achieve success in life and
learning where diversity is valued and shared wisdom contributes to
decision-making that enriches and enlivens our world.
Every learner brings to the learning experience
their own richly diverse life journey to contribute to a community in
communion, empowered by the Spirit to be at the service of others.
We believe learning
Inextricably linked with living life to the full
Personal, relational and communal
Visible, active and interactive to construct
knowledge and meaning
1. We educate for
learners who are successful, creative and confident, active and informed and
empowered to shape and enrich our world.
2. We educate the whole
person in community: Created in the image and likeness of God who develops
spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, morally and cognitively
3. We educate our
learners explicitly within a Catholic view of the curriculum to be literate,
numerate, critical and creative, ethical, socially and personally capable,
interculturally capable and ICT capable.
The nature of learners and the curriculum is described in
each learning area and subject of the Australian Curriculum:
Health and Physical Education
The school’s curriculum is planned directly from Archdiocese
of Brisbane religious Education Guidelines; Australian Curriculum, QSA
syllabuses and guidelines where these are not yet available through the
The school's curriculum is organised across all levels of
curriculum planning to reflect opportunity, inclusivity and flexibility for all
Whole school planning
identifies and articulates:
the timeline for the introduction of Australian
curriculum areas into the existing school curriculum
how entitlement to learning is ensured and how
flexibility in offerings meet the needs and aspirations of the community
how the school’s curriculum is organised and
structured to enable the best outcomes for all students
the principles that guide the development of
curriculum, courses, subjects and plans within and across learning areas
how entitlement is met and students have the
time needed to achieve agreed standards through time allocations that are made
within stated guidelines
Year level planning
identifies and articulates:
between year levels, building on where students’ learning is situated and
leading onto where the students are heading in their learning
the organisation of curriculum across the year
connecting learning areas, contexts, curriculum intent and content
the global and local contexts and student
interests that will be used as organisers across the year to engage students in
Class and student planning identifies and articulates:
curriculum applicable to the year level in relevant contexts
how curriculum outlined in year level planning
is organised into class planning, routines and practices
how available time is used to ensure learning
success for each student
Teachers at St. Anthony’s School apply the BCE model of
pedagogy (the principles and practices of teaching) with the aim of creating
success for all learners.
These principles and practices arise out of the beliefs and
values of the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning and Teaching Framework and an
evidence-base upon which teachers can construct their practice to ensure that
all students are progressing in their learning and development.
How do we do this?
progress, prior achievement and development of learners and their learning
Begin with the approved curriculum
Identify learners' levels of thinking
Plan to accelerate the cognitive levels of all
Recognise the attributes students bring to the
Create and make clear and visible the learning
Use the curriculum to create and make clear and
visible the success criteria
Establish learning goals with all students
Establish positive classroom learning
Activate and evaluate student involvement in
ongoing responsive cycles of learning and teaching
Teach multiple ways of knowing, interacting and
opportunities for practice
Teach explicitly and differentiate to move each
student's learning forward towards the success criteria
How do we do this?
Provide students with progressive feedback about
their ongoing progress towards the learning intentions and success criteria.
Use different levels of feedback.
Explicitly teach peers how to give accurate and
appropriate feedback to one another
Evaluate the impact of teaching on student
achievement and success.
Review the climate of the class.
Evaluate the invitation to learning
experienced by students.
Collect students' feedback on the impact of
Evaluate from a curriculum perspective
View the Brisbane Catholic Education Learning Framework