- Framework for Improving Student Outcomes -

Intellectual engagement and self-awareness

Students learn best when they are engaged in work that is interesting, personally relevant, appropriately challenging and when they receive regular feedback on their progress. Teaching for intellectual engagement involves the design of authentic tasks that develop students’ critical and creative thinking, teamwork, negotiation, decision-making, synthesis and problem solving skills. When teachers have high expectations of student learning, students know they are respected as learners and that teachers believe they can succeed.

Case Studies

The following case studies are examples of how schools in Victoria are implementing the FISO dimension: Intellectual engagement and self-awareness.