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The Art and Science of Teaching at Moreton Downs State School


Moreton Downs State School has an organised Pedagogical Framework using The Art of Science and Teaching (ASoT). The Art of Science and Teaching is a comprehensive model for for effective instruction developed by Dr Robert Marzano. The model is built upon 60 years of research and effective implementation across the world.


The Art and Science of Teaching incorporates all main pedagogical categories; Instructional Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, Assessment and Feedback Strategies and Curriculum. As each of these categories needs to be addressed in every lesson they are embedded in all aspects of our Framework.

The model is based on 10 Design Questions, 3 Lesson Segments and 41 elements. 
The Design Questions are for Queensland teachers to ask themselves and reflect upon whilst planning, teaching and assessing.
Design Questions
 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 understandings 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 recognise 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 organised into a cohesive unit?