Eileen O’Connor Catholic College (EOCC) reflects contemporary education by promoting a learning environment that embraces the use of technology. For students, the focus is about creating, composing, responding to, and using information, rather than just reproducing it. Good teaching at EOCC is about involving students in learning that is exciting, meaningful and transformational to reflect our current knowledge about how students learn best.

EOCC provides students with authentic learning which is relevant, purposeful and engaging. It is rigorous and empowering. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning experiences enable them to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world, as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning fosters critical thinking and the application of skills and knowledge in a variety of settings and is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and well-being of the whole person – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

Here at EOCC, we encourage our students to be creators and managers of their own learning, helping them to make meaning of their own lives.

EOCC Authentic Learning Diagram (12)