JMSS delivers its curriculum via a team teaching paradigm that places two teachers with 50 students in most situations. JMSS is a facility with multiple open learning spaces and this paradigm has many advantages over traditional teaching pedagogies. All curriculum delivered is aligned with the Australian Curriculum (AusVELs) and VCE.
Team teaching is preferred at JMSS because it:
- Stems from improved lesson planning and preparation;
- Allows for greater consistency in curriculum delivery between team taught classes;
- Fosters a sense of collaboration and teamwork between staff;
- Allows for greater opportunities, flexibility in teaching strategies and the ability to more effectively differentiate learning in class;
- Exposes students to a wider range of perspectives as both teachers bring their own experiences to the class;
- Accelerates professional growth for inexperienced and graduate teachers;
- Enables students to develop important 21st century skills in collaboration, team-work, compromise, creativity and problem-solving;
- Allows for more activity-based discovery learning, project-based learning and genuine team-based inquiry which are all important in developing STEM knowledge and skills.
All JMSS curriculum is accessible anywhere and anytime online to allow for seamless transitions between home and school.