Catholic Education South Australia

Walker Learning Approach


Teaching and learning in the 21st century requires recognition that successful education needs to provide a set of fundamental skills that are transferable and adaptable to whatever the future holds.

In order to learn how to learn, children need to be provided with a solid foundation of skill acquisition and to develop a range of thinking and research abilities.

The Walker Learning Approach (WLA) encompasses a range of teaching and learning principles to deliver quality, personalised learning with a high level of student engagement.

The WLA ensures that Australian Curriculum obligations are maintained and enhanced through effective teaching and learning strategies. It engages student and provides greater ownership and choice for them in their learning. This approach effectively supports our school philosophy and reflects our mission enabling the students to become ‘creative learners in this ever changing world’.

As educators, we aim to provide learning environments that offer lots of practise in how to make decisions, initiate ideas, persist, find out, try again, take risks, explore and research in a range of ways that relate to children’s own interests.