Stile and the VTLM: Vision for Learning and Wellbeing

Learn how Stile aligns to the VTLM's Vision for Learning and Wellbeing.

Stile and the VTLM: Vision for Learning and Wellbeing
All students are empowered to learn and achieve, experiencing high-quality teaching practice that promotes learning and wellbeing, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for lifelong learning and to shape the world around them.

The Victorian Department of Education's 'Vision for learning and wellbeing' sets out to be a unified set of beliefs to create a high-performing and inclusive teaching culture. Stile is a core curriculum resource that has been built from the ground up to put teachers in the driver's seat. Digital lessons seamlessly combine with hands-on practicals, helpful teacher planning resources and Stile X, our cutting-edge printed revision workbook, so that everything your teachers could possibly need is all in one place. Our evidence-based approach also supports students in developing note-taking and study skills that set them up for success in senior science and beyond.

Differentiated learning opportunities

Stile X provides structured, scaffolded revision activities that can be used to differentiate learning in the classroom. Within Stile's digital lessons, students are supported to access learning material through audio narration with word-by-word highlighting, video captions, and compatibility with screen readers and translation tools.

A gif showing word-by-word highlighting in Stile.

Metacognitive monitoring

Every Stile lesson includes opportunities for students to reflect on their learning through thinking routines and structured reflection activities. Opportunities for metacognitive monitoring can also be found throughout Stile X. Students reflect on their own learning, mindsets and attitudes, leaving them empowered to take action that can improve their learning and achievement.

An image of a student filling in a box that asks them to reflect on their understanding of the topic.

Real-world phenomena

Units of learning are centred around scientific phenomena, intentionally selected to motivate curiosity. Students are driven to ask questions and seek answers through examples that are relevant to their own lives.

An image of different units from the Stile Library with their accompanying guiding questions that discuss the scientific phenomena that the units are based around.

Note-taking strategies

Stile X includes explicit instruction on effective note-taking strategies, from outline note-taking in Year 7 to Cornell note-taking in Year 10. These strategies help students to build self-efficacy, and skills for lifelong learning. This empowers them to achieve in senior science subjects, contributing to overall confidence and well-being. Importantly, Stile X empowers a gradual release of responsibility where students are steadily introduced to appropriately challenging strategies for studying and note-taking that increase in complexity from Year 7 to Year 10.

Example note-taking activities from Year 7 to Year 10 Stile X booklets showing the increasing complexity and decreasing scaffolding to support student learning.

Expert study tips

Helpful expert study tips include a range of revision techniques that help students become lifelong learners, including self-regulation and focus strategies, mindfulness and time management.

Example study tips taken from books showing the increasing complexity from Year 7 of 'do' study tips to Year 10 with 'reflect' study tips.

Have a read of the next component of the VTLM: Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching Practice here.

Learn more about Stile X with these blog posts: Study skills for lifelong learning and The science of Stile X.