1 to 1 Learning
Every student at St Joseph’s College has his own personal laptop computer. The laptop is used during class, in other College learning areas, boarding areas and at home, allowing boys to access a wide range of innovative and engaging learning experiences and resources anywhere, anytime.
Implementation of the 1:1 Learning Program began in 2011, with a staged rollout across year groups that was completed at the end of 2012. Increasingly, there has been a global move towards implementing these programs in schools. Of greater interest is how they are being used for learning in ways that deepen students’ understanding of concepts and advance schools’ and teachers’ knowledge of how to use digitally rich Information and Communication Technology (ICT) environments for teaching and learning.
By providing an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) rich learning environment the College is fostering students who can truly become creative and innovative lifelong learners. A Digital Citizenship program teaches students to behave safely and responsibly in the digital environment.
A 1:1 learning environment encourages students to develop skills in areas such as:
- critical thinking
- student-centred learning practice
- working collaboratively
- learning to share in ethical ways
- shared knowledge construction
- problem solving
St Joseph’s College is committed to providing students with the tools to engage in contemporary and innovative learning in practical and meaningful ways. Teachers undertake regular professional learning in ICT and a dedicated Learning and ICT Coordinator works across departments to help all subject areas make the most of the opportunities offered by digital-rich environment.