VCAL Information Night

Is your son disengaged with mainstream curriculum?
Does your son prefer practical-based learning?

An applied learning course may be just the answer in Years 11 & 12!

Date I Tuesday 18 June, 2013
Time  I 7:30pm
Location I Jennings Centre, Salesian College

Applied learning motivates students and assists them to develop skills and knowledge that they will need for education, employment, training and involvement in the community.

These following principles underpin applied learning:

• Start where the learners are at
• Engage in a dialogue with learners about their curriculum
• Recognise the knowledge learners bring to the learning environment
• Connect with communities and real life experiences; and
• Integrate learning. Learning should reflect the integration that occurs in real life tasks

Applied learning improves:

• Student motivation and commitment
• Self-esteem and confidence; and
• Transitions from school to work and further education or training.

Fr Peter Monaghan