Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Student experts


About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher articulates how student experts plan and communicate with other students, in both a partner school in Indonesia, and with their peers. Students have developed their own Quick Response (QR) markers to interpret local scientific features in English and Indonesian. Student experts lead younger student groups along a bilingual nature trail interpreting the history, flora, fauna and geology of the Knocklofty trail.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.2
Content selection and organisation
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Descriptor
Exhibit innovative practice in the selection and organisation of content and delivery of learning and teaching programs.
  1. How do you engage students in real world investigations?
  2. How does your school support teachers in developing innovative resources?
Learning area
Science
Year level
Year 5
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
ACSSU094,ACSIS110
Learning area
Science
Year level
Year 6
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
ACSSU094,ACSIS110
School
Lansdowne Crescent Primary School
Tasmania
Year level
Year 5
Year 6
Related subject
Science
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Government
School location
Metropolitan
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Lansdowne Crescent Primary School is a Foundation to Year 6 school with approximately 400 students. The school has adopted an approach to teaching science that promotes collaboration with experts in the local community and encourages students to take responsibility for their learning through peer teaching program delivery.

Content provider
Organisation
Education Services Australia

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