This documentary about Team Teaching features the The John Monash Science School. John Monash Science School was the first school of it’s kind in Victoria and is one of only three specialist science providers in Australia. A key feature of the school is the use of team teaching for the vast majority of classes across most subject areas. The school opened in 2010 in a purposefully designed three level building on the Monash Clayton campus with a cohort of just 197 year 10 students. It now has more than 640 students ranging from year 10 to year 12 with more than 80 teaching staff. The school buildings are highly innovative, incorporating many heating and cooling design features to make them low energy, environmentally friendly and highly sustainable. The design also has a mix of open classrooms and laboratory spaces which are designed to accommodate up to 50 students and 2 teachers.
The Faculty of Education has worked closely with the JMSS teaching staff during it’s early years to explore the benefits and challenges of embracing a team teaching approach. This has resulted in the publication of a number of research publications and the subsequent production of this documentary.
Documentary produced and directed by Magnolia Lowe.