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Robin Ferris (Teacher), Muhammad Sya’ari Mohd Saidfudin (Head Boy Yr 12), Leo Vo Yr 12, Luke Graham Yr 7, Ryan Paolo Mendoza Yr 9, John Young (Principal),
Jhameika Bradford Yr 11, Kaiza Metuariki Yr 11, Viviann Michael Nou Yr 11, Tyson Mora Yr 10 and Jasmita Jeshani (Teacher)
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Sonia Sewpal Yr 8, Georgia Lovett Yr 9, Thu Thay Paw Yr 10 and Jaimee Fairbairn Yr 7
By Adam Inder and Louise Hall.
Invitational Education Theory seeks to “provide a means of intentionally summoning people to realise their relatively boundless potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavour” (Purkey & Novak 2015). Such a bold task can appear daunting, but the complexity is made simple (‘simplexity’) through the compelling framework of Invitational Education. Embedded within the framework are five ‘Elements’ – areas of focus which detail what it means to have an inviting approach towards oneself and others. These elements are intentionality, care, optimism, respect and trust – often collectively abbreviated as I-CORT.
Embedding the elements of I-CORT into one’s operation as a teacher may seem like common sense to some; wielding one or more of these elements within the classroom may even come naturally to you. The key behind an invitational stance is that it is most effective when it is intentional, which is why intentionality precedes the rest of the elements of Invitational Theory. Purkey & Novak state that “intentionality can be a tremendous asset for educators and others in the helping professions, for it is a constant reminder of what is truly important in human service” (Purkey & Novak 2015). To be ‘nice’ or to be ‘friendly’ is not what it means to be I-CORT – to take I-CORT as a simple concept rather than a ‘simplex’ concept can be a mistake which leads to a lack of effectiveness.
Read the rest of the article on Education Today at http://www.educationtoday.com.au/article/Feedback-as-a-focus-1469 or download as a PDF here.
Performed by Viviann Nou, Kaiza Metuariki, Porscha Gurung and Diamond Angel-Lawrence
The song was written a good morning song for students in Invitational Education schools by Dr Sarah M. Butzin an award-winning teacher, academic and author in the USA. Dr Butzin is the creator of Project CHILD instructional system and the founder of the Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, Florida. The intentionality of care, optimism, respect and trust (I-CORT) helps to ensure each member of the school is contributing to a positive school climate.
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