Explicit instruction is a systematic instructional approach that includes a set of delivery procedures from effective schools which have been researched. All schools in the Central Queensland region are committed to using this effective teaching pedagogy as a means for maximising student learning. All new and critical content is to be taught using the Explicit Instruction methods.
Lessons are organised and focused and begin with a warm up to allow for cueing in. This is followed by a statement about what is to be learned during the lesson and a shared understanding about why the concept they are learning is important. Teachers then use an “I do”, “We do”, “You do” as a gradual release of responsibility whereby the teacher demonstrates, then the whole class works together before finally, having independent practise.
Languages - Japanese
Japanese is offered from years 4-6 at Moura State School. We aim to incorporate both language and cultural skills into the students learning. The goal is to equip students with the knowledge and ability to interact with people from Japan. Topics such as lifestyle, food, religion, housing, schooling and customs are examined in great depth.
Integrated into this learning is a wide variety of Japanese language words and communication skills. Students are assessed on their acquisition of cultural and language skills. This is achieved through four main types of assessment:
It is our aim to create students who are interested in and knowledgeable about Japanese culture and language, in the hope that one day these skills will be beneficial providing a vital learning tool for them to further their knowledge in this area.
Unfortunately due to staffing we are currently unable to offer Languages.