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The Art and Science of Teaching

​Chevallum has adopted a Teaching and Learning Framework based on the Art and Science of Teaching (ASOT), developed by respected educational researcher Dr Robert J. Marzano. All teaching staff have undertaken comprehensive professional development in this area.  The ASOT sessions have provided not only an opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge but also a forum to discuss, share and reflect on professional practice and classroom strategies. 

In "The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction", author Dr. Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the knowledge of educational research with the equally vital need to understand the individual learning differences of students which are present in each classroom.  ASOT is designed to help teachers examine and develop their knowledge and skills, so they can achieve the best outcome in terms of teaching practice and student achievement.

The Art and Science of Teaching proposes ten Instructional Design Questions to guide teachers as they plan to put their knowledge into practise in the classroom.  

  1. What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success?​
  2. What will I do to help students effectively interact with new knowledge?
  3. What will I do to help students practice and deepen their understanding of new knowledge?
  4. What will I do to help students generate and test hypotheses about new knowledge?
  5. What will I do to engage students?
  6. What will I do to establish or maintain classroom rules and procedures?
  7. What will I do to recognize and acknowledge adherence and lack of adherence to classroom rules and procedures?
  8. What will I do to establish and maintain effective relationships with students?
  9. What will I do to communicate high expectations for all students?
  10. What will I do to develop effective lessons organized into a cohesive unit?

(Source: Dr Robert J Marzano “The Art and Science of Teaching” 2007)​

About Dr Marzano  
Dr Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory​ in Centennial, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition and effective leadership. Over his 35 years in education, he has worked in every U.S. state and a host of countries in Europe and Asia.