Learning “Beyond the Walls” – An educational learning experience inspired by Ron Ritchhart (Harvard Project Zero)
St Martin’s Catholic School, Davidson is one of few primary schools that participated in the ‘INSPIRE Project – Learning Beyond the Walls’. This program, supported by the Catholic Schools Office, was designed to make an impact in primary schools by teaching children that learning is not just behind a desk or computer, it can be done anywhere in our environment.
Our students learn through real-life situations and authentic application and often take the learning beyond the immediate walls of the classroom. This includes participating in outdoor activities to foster learning, or inviting experts to the school to share their knowledge and experience in a particular area with the children. This project also went beyond the walls “virtually” by utilising Google Classroom and technology.