Teaching and learning program
The teaching and learning program is run throughout the hospital and is provided to inpatient and outpatients of Monash Children’s Hospital.
- To provide an individualised program that provides continuity with the student’s learning and keeps the student connected with their current or new educational environment.
- To develop a relevant and challenging program in which students are capable of learning through an individualised approach which responds to their unique needs.
- To build a safe and supportive environment and culture, one that promotes positive relationships, values diversity and supports the development of students’ social and emotional skills and dispositions.
- To provide an allocation of resources (human, financial, time, space, materials) that promotes optimal student outcomes (achievement, engagement and wellbeing).
Teaching occurs through a variety of formats:
- One-on-one classes at the patient’s bedside and on the ward.
- Small group learning experiences, which take place on the wards and in specific activity rooms.
- ‘Class room’ learning with groups of up to ten students, which are run in the Children’s Learning Centre. This space is comprised of four learning spaces and an art room.
- Virtual learning facilitated through laptops and iPads, which enable students to stay connected to their regular school/educational setting.