Secondary Curriculum Leadership

A school in Chile focuses on learning rather than teaching The Liceo de Aplicación is a high-achieving municipal secondary school in the centre of Santiago. Since the introduction of the revised curriculum, says Headteacher Eusebio Milla, the focus of the school has been transformed from teaching to learning. This has impacted on teaching practice across the school, so that teachers now try to accommodate different learning styles, rather than simply imparting knowledge to passive students.

A key whole-school strategy to support teachers? professional development revolves around a more collaborative approach: subject teachers now meet on a regular basis to share their experiences, and language teacher Jorge Montt, believes that the new sense of teamwork in the language department is one of the main reasons for school?s improving language results.

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