Good to Great Schools Australia offers education curriculum packages to deliver effective teaching in all subjects. All programs offered or recommended by us are based on explicit instruction and have a proven evidence base.
There is a large array of evidence-based methodologies and programs under the ‘broad church’ of explicit pedagogy. They are derivatives of the original Direct Instruction (named Direct Instructional System for Teaching and Remediation (DISTAR)) developed by Siegfried Engelmann and colleagues in 1964.
The pedagogical breakthroughs made by Engelmann et al. were collated into a formal taxonomy by Professor Barak Rosenshine in a milestone article in 1976.
This then spawned derivatives such as Anita Archer’s Explicit Instruction (USA), John Hollingworth and Sylvia Ybarra’s Explicit Direct Instruction (USA), Kevin Wheldall’s MULTILIT (Australia) and John Fleming’s Explicit Instruction (Australia).
Good to Great Schools Australia uses programs based on this evidence. Programs are based on explicit instruction that has a proven evidence base.
Reading Mastery Signature Edition is the flagship Direct Instruction reading program delivered across six year levels from Kindergarten to Year 5.
Horizons is a version of Direct Instruction that is designed to support more advantaged mainstream schools and students.
Connecting Math Concepts is a Direct Instruction-based program using a proven pedagogical approach and helps learners achieve mastery of basic skills, whilst developing sophisticated problem-solving strategies.
MultiLit programs reflect a contemporary approach to best practice literacy instruction as identified by international reading scientists. These programs range from early literacy to adult.
Good to Great Schools Australia’s curriculum programs.
Oz-e-English teaches language, spelling, reading and writing using evidence-based instruction.
Lessons are carefully sequenced and structured, have rapid reviews, checks for understanding and regular progress tests so students can consolidate and master critical content.
Oz-e-maths works in tandem with Connecting Math Concepts to teach explicit strategies that enable students to master difficult ideas.
Connecting Math Concepts and Oz-e-maths lessons are carefully sequenced and structured, have rapid reviews, checks for understanding and regular progress tests so students can consolidate and master critical content.
Oz-e-science balances teacher-directed instruction with inquiry learning to boost student engagement in science.
Lessons cover all the Australian Curriculum sciences, encouraging all students to fall in love with knowledge, gain a sense of wonder about the universe, understand the power and potential of scientific endeavor, and make science part of their life’s journey.
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