Chatswood Public School

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Real world connections

A description of what real world connections means in our school and how it works in our school plan.

What it is

  • Real-world connections draw from, or upon, actual objects, events, experiences and situations to effectively address a concept, problem or issue.
  • It involves allowing students to actually experience or practice concepts and skills, as opposed to learning which is theoretical or idealistic.
  • It features learning projects that directly relate to, are relevant to, or provide benefit to students, their families or the community.

Why we use it

  • This approach utilizes concepts, problems, or issues that are similar to ones students have encountered or are likely to encounter in life.
  • It brings the relevance, complexity and motivation of the real world to learning.
  • Sensory experiences are highlighted thereby appealing to and assisting a wide range of learners.
  • Making real-world connections promotes student achievement through the authenticity of the learning.
  • Learning is based on information derived from real-world sources
  • The learning and the results of the learning are directed to audiences beyond the school.
  • It supports character education as relationships between the community, the school and students are enhanced.
  • It generates many issues or questions to pursue through inquiry.
  • Real-world connections provide more opportunities to learn how our communities and society work.

How we do it

  • Asian Sister Schools
  • Aboriginal Sister Schools
  • North Harbour Learning Alliance
  • Excursions, Incursions
  • Community Events
  • Festivals
  • Clubs, Sport, Dance
  • Music Program
  • And many more