Learning Tasks

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To improve student achievement in mainstream classrooms demands getting past deficit thinking about the students and as such, demands that students are set challenging and engaging learning tasks, that are strongly connect student lifeworlds to the school curriculum, and that provide students with an opportunity to perform their learning.

  • In previous projects, northern suburbs teachers report on the challenge of sustaining positive relationships whilst setting students hard things to do in class. Responding to this challenge means setting challenging learning tasks that are meaningful to the students and that can culminate in producing high quality learning artifacts/performances. Challenging learning tasks also provide opportunities for student to show off their learning in public.

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