Catholic College is committed to providing its community of learners with an
academic curriculum that promotes both a broad knowledge base and the skills of
thinking within a challenging, supportive and technology rich environment which
develops individuals as both independent and collaborative learners. Learning and teaching at Xavier Catholic
College is learner-centred, achieved through a variety of learning experiences,
teaching strategies and Ignatian reflective practice. Our aim is to cater for the learning needs
and styles of all learners. Learning outcomes should not be seen in isolation
as the product of a single KLA or learning experience; instead, where
appropriate, outcomes from a variety of KLAs should be integrated in the
planning process in such a way as to complement and support each other.
Learning experiences involve a commitment of the learner to continuous
reflection and re-evaluation.
help guide our curriculum planning, delivery and assessment, Xavier Catholic
College will implement the learning framework - Dimensions of Learning
throughout its academic curriculum. The Dimensions of Learning (DoL) framework
is a model based on the work of Robert J Marzano. The DoL framework places a
strong emphasis upon the deliberate development and use of complex reasoning
processes (or higher-order thinking). DoL envisages that there are five
‘dimensions’ to which learners and their teachers must attend in the process of
learning. These dimensions are:
Positive attitudes and
perceptions about learning.
The acquisition and integration
The extension and refinement of
The meaningful use of knowledge.
Productive habits of mind.
Xavier Catholic College’s Curriculum has been written
to align with the standards and frameworks from Brisbane Catholic Education,
Ignatian pedagogy, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority & Australian Curriculum.