Contemporary Learning

​Contemporary learning environments are designed to meet the needs of students in a digital age. Contemporary learning spaces offer flexibility and opportunities for collaboration, independence and connectivity to global resources. In Years 4, 5 and 6 at St Catherine’s, students’ learning is support​ed by access to portable technologies. The approach is developed out of the following emerging issues which relate to our 1 to 1 program and its implications for contemporary learning and teaching.


Learn​ing and Teaching

Learners and teachers create contemporary learnin​g environments and quality learning outcomes as they shape and enrich their own and others’ worlds. 

  • Contemporary learning is personalised and provides anytime, anywhere access for students to portable technologies. 
  • Teachers’, students’ and parents’ access to the Australian Curriculum and supporting professional resources will be delivered online. 
  • Brisbane Catholic Education provides access to teacher and student online learning and teaching environments and content. For example,  LIFE (Learning Management System), Live @ Edu (email), Google Drive (file management). 

This is underpinned by the following assumptions: 

  • The world of students within and beyond the school is connected by the use of contemporary information processing, communication and collaboration tools.
  • Teachers engage in continuous learning to enhance their professional practice and the practices of their students.
  • School leaders, teaching staff and parents create the conditions that enable the vision to be realised.
  • Parents are empowered to become actively involved in their child’s education by accessing online communication, learning, reporting and monitoring systems.
  • Planning and resourcing is future-focused and flexibly delivered within the learning context of the school.​​​​