First Certified Visible Learning School In The World!
There you have it, the first certified Visible Learning School in the World, The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM). Schools today are preparing their students for challenges in real life and imparting skills that they would use in a highly competitive 21st century. With that in mind, the school which has offered an Australian education in Malaysia for the past 17 years, held a launch ceremony on 12 October to announce that it is the first Certified Visible Learning School in the world.
|Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) - First Certified Visible Learning School In The World|
The Australian International School Malaysia, a part of Taylor’s Schools, knows how important the delivery of an international curriculum is and has invested in equipping its teachers and students with a new teaching and learning method called the Visible Learning approach alongside the Australian curriculum.
|AISM - Explore, Extend and Excel, AISM principal, Dr Deborah Priest at the podium|
So what's this "Visible Learning" all about?
Per my understanding, during the launch event, Visible Learning is an evidence-based approach to teaching and learning developed following the largest research into teaching ever undertaken. Professor John Hattie from University of Melbourne undertook the study that enables teachers to focus their efforts on teaching strategies that have the greatest effect on student academic achievement.
“The number one thing that differentiates an impactful teacher from others is their passion about children’s learning; a teacher who has taken time and effort to build up trust between themselves and the student. We are working hard to ensure this in our schools,” says BK Gan, President of Taylors Schools.
|BK Gan, President of Taylors Schools.|
AISM students and teachers share a common language of learning in which learning intentions and success criteria are clear, feedback is valued and students and teachers constantly self-assess for improvement. As a result, their students are adaptable and effective communicators, collaborators and creative thinkers.
What's awesome is the fact that it was only recently that Visible Learning School Awards were being awarded, and because of the commitment of AISM teachers and leaders towards Visible Learning practices that AISM have become the first school worldwide to receive such an accolade! Congratulations!!
Australia Masterchef Winner 2017, Diana Chan in Attendance!
|Australia Masterchef Winner 2017, Diana Chan with a student of AISM|
The private event as attended by a 150-strong audience, including representatives from the Australian High Commission and Malaysian Ministry of Education and Department of Education, members of influential business associations and organisations, AISM parents and staff, as well as members of the media. I was glad to have a chance to witness he recently crowned Australia Masterchef Winner 2017, Diana Chan show off her culinary skills in an exclusive cooking demonstration with a student.
|Diana Chan working her magic!|
During the cooking demonstration, Diana Chan also shared her MasterChef journey of trials and challenges and how she used Visible Learning attributes towards her success.
“I am so impressed by the Australian International School Malaysia and the way they are preparing their students to be successful in life as well as successful in their academic studies. It is impressive to see children learning how to set high goals, recognising the importance of listening to feedback and giving good feedback as well as learning how to reflect on mistakes. I hope my children in the future can go to a school like AISM,” says Diana Chan, the Malaysian-born Melbourne-based accountant by profession.
|One of the dishes Diana Chan whipped up that afternoon|
We were then taken on a Visible Learning classroom tour where we got to see for ourselves students being taught with clear learning intentions and success criteria. Students seemed to know exactly what they needed to do and what success ”looked like”. I felt successful that moment in time as well! :)
|Congratulations again to the Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) for being the First Certified Visible Learning School In The World|
The event was proudly sponsored by AISM’s neighbouring property developer BRDB Developments, Australian property company Central Equity, Jasons Food Hall, Brandt Malaysia and Cezar’s Kitchen Sdn Bhd.
Did you know?
The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and was recognised again with the prestigious 5-Star Excellence Awards from the Ministry of Education Malaysia. To find out more about the Visible Learning in AISM, visit their website at http://www.aism.edu.my/curriculum/visible-learning-approach