Barker Institute Journal

This Learning in Practice Journal is the second compilation of different moments in time across the breadth of Barker during 2018. Our focus on quality teaching, motivation and engagement, breadth of learning opportunities, research and collaboration are some of the key aspects of the journey for all of our students accompanied by their teachers. 

The stories and reports in this Journal are all situated within the context of the school setting. They have been published with two key purposes in mind. Firstly, to share these important stories with the broader learning community and to archive experiences that are of interest and deserve acknowledgement. Secondly, the journal allows different vignettes of the Barker fabric, whether co-curricular, teaching and learning, pastoral or research, to be remembered now and into the future.

Learning in Practice Journal 2018

A Year in Review - The Barker Institute in 2018
Dr Brad Merrick

Understanding our successful learners - What does our research tell us?
Dr Brad Merrick

2017 HSC Results: How to pass their successes on to their successors 
Amanda Eastman

Barker New Syllabus, New Approach: Preparing Physics students for university studies with a structured approach to the Year 11 course
Dean Johnston and Dr Matthew Hill

Positioning inquiry: The place for inquiry in Years 7-10
Andy Mifsud and Greg Longney

Advantages of Online Learning in Design and Technology
Sally Filtness

Junior School together on the main campus with the completion of Kurrajong
Martin Lubrano, Ainslie Breckenridge, Sarah Dickson, Martin Conway

The College of Teachers: Coaching within a TLC Context
Dr Greg Cunningham

Collaborative Professional Learning in the Junior School
Nicky Cameron

Service Learning Partnerships: The Barker in Timor-Leste Program
Matthew Lloyd

Art, a channel to understanding and appreciating culture
Matthew Bentham