Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Engagement

Teachers model effective learning. They identify their own learning needs and analyse, evaluate and expand their professional learning, both collegially and individually.

Teachers demonstrate respect and professionalism in all their interactions with students, colleagues, parents/carers and the community. They are sensitive to the needs of parents/carers and can communicate effectively with them about their children's learning.

Teachers value opportunities to engage with their school communities within and beyond the classroom to enrich the educational context for students. They understand the links between school, home and community in the social and intellectual development of their students.

Standards in this domain

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Standard 6: Engage in professional learning

Standard 7: Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

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“Every classroom in the country deserves to have a high quality teacher. While states and territories have existing standards, professional, nationally consistent standards for all teachers are an important step in building upon the existing professionalism of Australian teachers.”

— Mr Norm Hart, President, Australian Primary Principals Association

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