From the Director of Learning & Teaching
Our Learning & Teaching programs provide an environment that offers all students opportunities to stimulate their intellectual curiosity, whilst developing their confidence in making decisions. This is achieved by emphasising that learning is the key to a successful journey through life, equipping our students with the essential skills, attitudes and values appropriate for a lifetime of learning.
Mr Goss was appointed to the role of Director of Learning and Teaching beginning in January 2012. He has a depth of experience both as a classroom practitioner and leader. He has pursued postgraduate Masters’ studies in both leadership and literacy education. Michael has taught in a number of schools, most recently at St Patrick’s College Ballarat where he worked across the College to develop subject literacy and enhance teaching and learning. Prior to this, Michael taught at Catholic College Bendigo, one of Victoria’s largest secondary colleges, where he held a number of leadership positions.
As someone who is committed to creating 21st century learning environments that challenge and encourage all members of the Thomas Carr College community to be successful, lifelong learners, Michael believes that improved learning occurs when all stakeholders – parents, teachers, students and the wider community – share common goals and aspirations that assist young people to be “successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens” (Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, December 2008).
Michael will lead a team of experienced teacher-educators whose foci include developing teaching and learning across the College, improving learning pathways and providing personalised learning in a differentiated curriculum.