Self Directed Learning

The development of independent learning skills is a gradual and long-term process. Throughout BIS’
history, the importance of the individual’s journey has remained the core business throughout.

We describe this journey through some broad concepts;

- Understand and extend ideas,
- Organise materials, space and research,
- Develop a positive attitude towards learning and,
- Access personal goals and interests

As students progress along our independent learning continua they utilise different environments,
resources and teaching styles, taking into account their level of self-direction, achievement, social skills,
interests and age.

Ability grouping is also important at BIS. Each child’s development is individually tracked across the 8
QSI key learning areas (KLAs), recognising that each child will progress differently. This enables children
to be either extended or supported in their learning through access to the appropriate core curriculum.

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