An alternative education style that places students at the centre of learning has received high accolades in an evaluation report.
The evaluation was conducted by the Peter Underwood Centre for Education Attainment found the Launceston Big Picture School provided a unique and beneficial environment for students.
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Launceston Big Picture School is the only stand-alone “Big Picture” campus of its type, but the programs are run in schools in southern Tasmania.
The report found that the Launceston Big Picture School pilot program saw students regularly connect with real-world mentors and learn in a small, supportive environment.
It aimed to find out if the school had been implemented successfully, and the findings showed it had moved beyond the pilot phase. Nine areas of improvement were also identified.
Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the Education Department would establish a reference group to work with Big Picture Education Australia to consider the recommendations.