WithOnePlanet‘s pedagogy is a framework for improving student learning outcomes and help teachers clarify learning goals and craft effective and engaging learning activities.
Based on the Understanding by Design* model with the following key ideas:
- A primary goal of the framework is the development student understanding through inquiry and challenge based learning
- Students reveal their understanding most effectively when they are provided with complex, authentic opportunities to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathise, and self-assess. When applied to complex tasks, these “six facets” provide a conceptual model through which teachers can better assess student understanding
- Effective curriculum development reflects a three-stage design process called “backward design” that delays the planning of classroom activities until goals have been clarified and assessments designed
Student and school performance gains are achieved through regular reviews of results.
The following flowchart provides further information.