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Investigations

Investigations and the Walker Learning Approach

Yarraman Oaks Primary School is proud and passionate about our commitment to Walker Learning and the implementation of this teaching and learning approach at our school. We have teachers accredited in this method and host study tours of educators wishing to learn more about the approach from all over Australia and internationally.

It is a research based approach that uses the child’s interests and hands on learning to promote -

  • the whole child at the centre of all planning for learning
  • opportunities to build relationships between the teacher and children and children to other children
  • student engagement and active participation in the child’s own learning,
  • oral language development (which is the basis for all literacy learning),
  • and is personalised to match the child’s development needs.

The approach promotes experiences in creativity, imagination, exploration, and problem solving. All life long skills.

These sit alongside formal, explicit instruction and development of literacy and numeracy skills and also vital social and emotional skills. Observation and documentation by teachers identifies key skills, needs, strengths and interests of individual children and is used to further plan and implement appropriate experiences and set further learning and developmental objectives.

Wellbeing

English

Mathematics

Investigations

Inquiry

Digital Technology

Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Physical Education