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Pedagogy

St Columba's Catholic Primary School Pedagogy

 

The pedagogy at St Columba's school takes a both traditional , progressive and centrist approach; there is an emphasis on knowledge and skills, there is enquiry, modelling and demonstration.  We so what is appropriate to meet the needs of the school context and the learner cohort.

 

We aim to focus on improving subject and pedagogical knowledge to enhance the teaching of the Curriculum and the appropriate use of assessment.

 

WE ENGAGE, DEVELOP, INNOVATE AND EXPRESS.

 

We ENGAGE

 

  • Take part in a memorable experience to stimulate curiosity and talk about prior learning.
  • Children are introduced to some baseline knowledge

 

We DEVELOP

 

  • Look more deeply, make links, explore, make, read and write

 

We INNOVATE

 

  • We solve problems and generate ideas, plan, decide steps to take
  • Is it working?
  • What happens next?
  • What is my best idea?
  • Is it working?
  • Who can help?

 

We EXPRESS

 

  • Self-evaluate and review learning
  • What more do I want to know?
  • Progress made?
  • Strengths and areas to work on?
  • Share learning
  • Celebrate learning
  • Feedback
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