SCIL: Follow the Journey

The Journey is a curriculum platform designed for Stage 3 learning (Years 5 & 6). The curriculum platform is developed around a grid based on an understanding of the work of Bloom’s taxonomy and Gardner’s multiple intelliengences. This platform enables teachers to integrate different curricula into a self-directed ‘Journey’ for the students. While some questions/challenges are mandated in order for all students to meet state based outcomes, students are also free to launch further into deep learning based on interests and passion. The program depicted in this video has a significant science focus - ‘The Ministry of Science’. The whole curriculum has been overlaid with skills based work linked to the ‘Habits of Mind’ program, as well as having a simulation game approach as the point of entry. All students are striving to be scientists within the Ministry of Science, having being ‘employed’ initially as specimen processors.