Providing students opportunities to learn beyond school and develop links to the local community is a key driver of the hybrid learning pilot at Hagley College for 2021.
A future focused learning project for the Kāhui Ako has been to provide opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom. This opportunity was offered based on student feedback from the remote learning period in 2020. This year, two Year 13 classes (Impact Project and History) are taught in a hybrid format. In hybrid learning classes, students have opportunities to learn in the community from local experts, use community resources which do not exist at school, and learn and work from locations other than at school. As the year has progressed, some students have taken full advantage of this opportunity and have used traditional class time to best suit their learning and work. Interestingly, other students have preferred to remain in class at all times in order to obtain the full benefits of consistency and support from a teacher.
The two teachers of the hybrid learning courses are meeting regularly to share findings of how learning can best occur regardless of the location. At the conclusion of the trial courses a report will be created and shared with all Kāhui Ako members.