Steve Crapnell | Head of Digital Pedagogy
All Hallows' School

Steve Crapnell, Head of Digital Pedagogy, All Hallows' School

Steve's role includes researching, developing, and presenting professional development opportunities for staff that examine effective pedagogies that are supported by emerging digital technologies. Areas of interest include implementing mastery learning, assistive technologies for developing an accessible and inclusive classroom, utilising Teams and OneNote as an effective and efficient learning platform and engaging with social and emotional learning strategies (SEL). All Hallows’ staff have been successfully implementing Teams and OneNote as part of a responsive teaching practice that engages with effective feedback, construction of learning episodes and responding to learning by adjusting teaching strategies. Steve is currently utilising a mastery approach in his Mathematics classes and his most recent publication was in the Independence Journal (AHISA), titled ‘Reflecting on a Mastery Learning Approach.’  Over the last few years Steve has presented at various state, national and international conferences examining pedagogical approaches that are well supported by digital platforms. All Hallows’ School is a Microsoft Showcase School and Steve was one of the inaugural Microsoft Educator Fellow’s in Australia.


Day 2 @ 09:40

Implementing Mastery Learning in the maths classroom – intended and unintended outcomes

Day 2 @ 11:20

Implementing Mastery Learning – intended and unintended outcomes

Teaching for Mastery is a responsive model of teaching that encapsulates best practices in terms of multiple approaches to conceptualising the same concept. Mastery learning stems from the work of Benjamin Bloom and Thomas Guskey who considered how teachers adapt the most powerful aspects of tutoring and individualised instruction to Improve student learning in classrooms. 


This presentation will address the following questions: (i) Why a Mastery approach? (ii) What are the core elements of a Mastery model? (iii) What are the implications for students engaging with a Mastery approach? The workshop will include a clear articulation connecting the why and the how of a Mastery approach to classroom practice. The presenter will demonstrate, share, and reflect on his journey when implementing a Mastery approach model with his students in Mathematics. 


Academic care, which involves promoting well-being through academic structures and processes, which are sympathetic to learners needs. For example, (i) building student capacity to engage with a range of feedback and (ii) individual learning needs and what informs this. This was the greatest unintended outcome of this approach and, I believe, was highly influential in the improved academic performances and greater engagement of students. 

The presentation will examine how emerging technologies allowed for an inclusive and accessible approach to Mastery style learning. Suitable platforms like Teams and OneNote provided an efficient and effective technology intervention for teachers and students to engage with the Mastery style approach.

last published: 01/Jun/23 05:25 GMT

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