18 November, 2023
New approach to learning takes off at Jubilee College
A NEW approach to learning has been well received by students at Jubilee Christian College in Atherton.
Doing 50/50 learning from school and home, the hybrid learning model was put in place at this time last year to create a flexible learning structure for students.
“The hybrid program allows students to choose methods and materials which best suit their learning style and learning needs, our timetable is structured to provide a great balance for students,” principal Dr Chris Radcliffe said.
“They have digital tools and a teacher to support their home learning program.
“They may, for example, study English and History on Tuesday and Thursday and then come to school for the remaining days and engage in the more practical subjects of Music, Science and HPE.
“The program has been a great success, and I can see that this is a way forward for secondary education as the independence of learning at home really prepares students for university, TAFE and work, which, as we know, has really moved to a similar format.
“Whilst every school takes great care in providing a robust learning program, the time which is generally taken in a classroom is compressed when at home, and students often find themselves finishing their learning program early, allowing them to invest time in their areas of passion, such as, hobbies, sport, reading, or helping dad on the farm.”