Evidence-based pedagogy

Stile drives adoption of evidence-based teaching strategies.

Stile’s learning resources, technology and professional development have been crafted to make it easy to adopt evidence-based pedagogies in the classroom. We draw on the research of John Hattie, Robert Marzano, Dylan Wiliam and Jean Piaget, to name a few.
Pedagogy for the classroom
Stile’s classroom resources are built to support pedagogies where teachers are highly involved in crafting and directing the learning experience. The pedagogical flow of a typical Stile lesson looks like this:

Teaching through real-world connections

Our lessons create authentic learning experiences where students are able to apply what they’ve learnt in a lesson to the real world. When students connect with the subject matter, they’re more engaged and have better outcomes. They also leave school with an understanding of key global issues such as climate change, vaccination and sustainability.

Learning intentions and success criteria

All lessons contain learning intentions. These inform students what they should be able to do by the end of the lesson and provide a basis for tracking student progress, providing feedback and assessing achievement. These learning intentions are aligned with success criteria which are used to determine whether, and how well, the students have met the learning intentions within the lesson.

Lower- to higher-order thinking

All lessons are scaffolded to ensure that students achieve success. As students navigate through lessons, they first answer lower-order questions to test for basic understanding before moving to higher-order questions that are more cognitively difficult. These higher-order questions provide opportunities for students to really test their understanding and challenge themselves.

Visible thinking routines

Designed by researchers at Harvard University, visible thinking routines are a metacognitive tool designed to make students’ ideas visible and accessible. Embedded throughout our lessons, visible thinking routines promote a deeper understanding of the content and help students understand how they think and learn.

Collaborative learning

Educational experiences that are collaborative lead to deeper thinking. Moreover, they allow students to practise communication, self-regulation and leadership skills. The live brainstorming tool and polls embedded throughout our lessons encourage students to discuss ideas and work together. Moreover, collaboration is enhanced through lessons such as investigations and projects.
Pedagogy for self-study
To transfer learning from working to long-term memory, it takes a number of exposures. Stile Quiz employs spaced repetition and rapid feedback to help students quickly master key scientific terminology outside of valuable class time.
Drawing on the best ideas
Our lesson development process is also highly informed by other pedagogical approaches such as:
  • Timely and specific feedback for students

  • Explicit teaching

  • Metacognitive strategies

  • Self-paced learning

  • PISA scientific literacy framework

  • Phenomenon-based learning

  • Multimodal learning

  • Inquiry-based learning

  • High Impact Teaching Strategies

  • Spaced repetition

  • 5E teaching and learning model
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