About ROCCIT

What is ROCCIT?

ROCCIT is a framework with which we track learners’ personal growth and development over a course of project-based and experiential learning. Through participation in this course, learners will develop new skills, apply knowledge and broaden their mindsets. Their growth is measured against the core ROCCIT values:  Resilience, Organisation, Communication, Community, Initiative and Teamwork. 

How is ROCCIT taught?

Learners will be working in an environment that is supportive and nurturing but also provides opportunities for challenge and change. As such, levels of staff intervention in projects will be differentiated to adapt to and match each learner's specific needs and abilities. 
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Experiential

Learning

Creating knowledge through the transformation of experience

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Together we're going to do some great things.

Each time we encounter a new experience or think about a familiar experience in a new way, it is a chance to learn about ourselves, those around us and about ideas and concepts.

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Take some time out to do great things

Stepping back to look at what has been done and what has been experienced is vital. Ask questions, write something down, pause for thought.

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Making sense of it all

Going through an experience and reflecting on it will lead to new understanding, of relationships, concepts and feelings. It will allow for new interpretations of past experiences and application of knowledge already held.

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Putting it into practice 

Going through an experience and reflecting on it will lead to new understanding, of relationships, concepts and feelings. It will allow for new interpretations of past experiences and application of knowledge already held.

Learning through experience

We know that experience plays a central role in the learning process, is a force for unity, and a lifelong resource students can take with them. 

 

By following structured pathways through the experiential learning cycle, students will gain new knowledge and understanding of themselves, others and broader concepts and ideas. This knowledge is then carried forward to the next experience, and the cycle starts again. 

 
"Knowledge results from the combination of grasping and transforming experience." 

- David Kolb (1984), educational theorist whose work focuses on experiential learning.

 
“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.”

― Confucius

The experiential learning cycle, as laid out by Prof David Kolb

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Question everything!

We use differentiated questioning to promote discussion and higher order thinking in our students.

The aim of this questioning is to allow learners to climb the scale as laid out by American educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom (left); from recall, comprehension and application, to analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

What do I get at the end of ROCCIT?

 

Learners will complete the year with a Personal Online Portfolio of experiences and achievements that will reflect a period of accelerated personal growth. This portfolio will be available for learners to present and continue building, forever.

When students, through their project work or any other aspect of their time at GR6, are able to demonstrate any of the ROCCIT values, staff will create citations which will detail the work done or qualities which have been displayed. These citations will be added to the student's portfolio, alongside the documentary evidence of the value being demonstrated. This combination of evidence and testimonial will be something the learner can take pride in showing others.

Learners will also monitor their own progress against a carefully selected set of statements. This self reflection is not only key to the learning process, but by reflecting on these statements, they will embed vocabulary and sentence structures crucial to successful self appraisal and self promotion. The goal is that this language will be readily accessible to learners for use in real life situations, such as job or college interviews.

Who will I be at the end of ROCCIT?

A young adult with the confidence, skills and independence to move on to college, employment or an apprenticeship. Prepared for adulthood.