teaching & learning
Learning at Rosebud Secondary College reflects our College Purpose, which is:
- To learn together in a safe and respectful environment.
- To encourage self awareness, resilience and personal best.
- To prepare each individual for their future pathway.
Our curriculum across all learning areas is delivered using the Gradual Release of Responsibility learning model.
This means that, in our classrooms, teachers lead and guide students through four distinct inter-related learning phases, with the end goal of developing confident learners who take responsibility for their own learning. How teachers’ and students’ responsibilities vary during the four phases of the Gradual Release of Responsibility learning model is briefly explained in the table below:
Establishes learning goals and purpose
Provides direct instruction
Works with students
Provides additional modelling
Checks, prompts, cues
Meets with needs-based groups
Works with teacher and classmates
Completes process alongside others
Asks and responds to questions
Moves among groups
Collaborates on authentic tasks
Works with classmates
Completes process in small group
Looks to peers for clarification
Determines level of understanding
Relies on notes, activities and classroom learning to complete task
Takes full responsibility for outcome
Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility learning model enables our teachers to design learning sequences that naturally engage a range of high impact teaching strategies central to the Victorian Government’s Framework for Improving Student Outcomes. By structuring lessons with a clear learning purpose, where skills are explicitly taught then scaffolded through worked examples and collaborative peer-supported practice, our teachers utilise evidence-based instructional practices that optimise learning for our students.