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Active Learning

In our Active Learning classes the students engage in various activities and experiences through the process based

learning pedagogy.
Process-based learning is a holistic approach, learning is taken as a whole rather than teaching to specific targeted objectives. For the teacher the process of the learning becomes the objective, however, the learner decides where the process will go, the pace and direction of the learning and therefore the pace and the direction of the teaching. The teacher may prompt and try different strategies to elicit progress but will ultimately be guided to the learning outcome by the student
(Imray and Hinchcliffe; 2014).
 


Students are supported to develop communication skills to support their independence. For many students early communication skills are developed through Intensive Interaction.
Intensive Interaction is an approach to teaching the pre-speech fundamentals of communication to children and adults who have severe learning difficulties and/or autism and who are still at an early stage of communication development. It is an approach generally used with students accessing the curriculum through the early General Capabilities
 
Many students require advice and support from the Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists to engage in their daily programs. The Active Learning building has a heated pool which is used as part of each student’s program.