ST MEL’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Mel’s Catholic Primary School has taken the concept of visible learning to an unprecedented level by embedding its school-designed competency rubric into the learning spaces of primary classrooms. The students, along with the teacher, critique individual and collective learning, as well as the evidence. Based on Martin Broadwell’s research, the competency rubric helps learners articulate their thinking about learning and learning growth, and to build a collaborative learning culture. Through the accompanying critiquing protocol, students learn how to give and receive growth-promoting critique whilst maintaining each person’s dignity.