Professional Knowledge

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Teachers draw on a body of professional knowledge and research to respond to the needs of their students within their educational contexts.

How do you respond to the needs of the students in your class?

Teachers know their students well, including their diverse linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds. They know how the experiences that students bring to their classroom affect their continued learning. They know how to structure their lessons to meet the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of their students.

How do you structure your lessons to cater for all students in your classroom?

Teachers know the content of their subjects and curriculum. They know and understand the fundamental concepts, structure and enquiry processes relevant to programs they teach. Teachers understand what constitutes effective, developmentally appropriate strategies in their learning and teaching programs and use this knowledge to make the content meaningful to students.

Which subject areas are you especially passionate about?

Through their teaching practice, teachers develop students’ literacy and numeracy within their subject areas. They are also able to use Information and Communication Technology to contextualise and expand their students’ modes and breadth of learning.

How do you incorporate ICT into your daily classroom routines to support students’ learning in all subject areas?

Australia has a high-quality education system in which teachers and leaders have the greatest impact on the educational growth and achievement of every learner.

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