Formative Practice (FOCUS) | Caulfield Grammar School

Formative Practice refers to the process of creating effective teaching and learning.

Our model of Formative Practice sees teachers and students actively engaged in the construction of their learning, with a focus on deep thinking and improvement. Teachers draw on a body of international education research about what constitutes the most effective teaching and learning with a focus on ‘How’ they teach and ‘What’ students will learn.

Teachers observe one another’s classroom practice across learning areas and share their strategies to engineer effective learning environments to maximise student learning. Ultimately Formative Practice empowers students to understand their own learning, to be active participants in their learning – able to express their thinking openly, share and critique one another’s understandings, fostering responsible, active learners.

Formative Practice at Caulfield Grammar takes the form of FOCUS. Learn more about that here.