The whole school Monash SDS pedagogy supports the Structured Teaching Framework, which serves as a vehicle to teach skills across the curriculum.
Students begin to work towards their independence from the early years as we introduce them to their individualised schedules to establish structure and predictability within their day. This assists them to navigate within and around their classes and transition with an increased level of independence.
Through positive, proactive and research-based strategies, the goal of the Structured Teaching Framework is to provide all our students with the prerequisite skills to “learn how to learn.” Our focus is on the acquisition of functional, meaningful and developmentally appropriate skills that have immediate relevancy and support in the student’s current and future environments.
Learning experiences are interest-based to provide intrinsic motivation for engagement whilst also addressing student ILP goals and the Victorian Curriculum.