The Victorian Pedagogical Model is the third component of the VTLM. The Pedagogical Model is made up of five phases: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Each of these phases is visible within Stile’s teaching and learning resources, as illustrated below.
Students are motivated and empowered to monitor their own learning and develop agency. Stile’s resources draw on real-world issues and contexts that matter to young people. Lessons are designed to connect with students’ prior knowledge and lived experiences in a way that makes learning meaningful.
Students generate and investigate questions, gather information and develop ideas, expand their understanding and prepare to navigate their own learning. This involves making explicit connections between learning goals, activities and assessment tasks; assessing students’ prior knowledge, and challenging misconceptions.
Teachers explicitly teach knowledge, concepts and skills. They present information in a number of different ways and continue to make connections between students’ new and existing knowledge. Teachers monitor progress and give opportunities for students to practise skills they have learned.
Students deepen their knowledge as teachers support the progression from lower-order thinking to higher-order thinking. They apply knowledge and skills to novel situations and are encouraged to reflect, question and monitor their own learning.
Assessment and feedback help students to learn and develop agency. Teachers monitor student progress and analyse data to draw conclusions about their own teaching practice and address student needs.
Have a read of the next component of the VTLM: High Impact Teaching Strategies here.