Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Explicit learning goals

About this Illustration of Practice

At the beginning of the lesson the teacher outlines his plan to consolidate a previously learned technical skill in soccer, and also to introduce two new skills. The teacher aims to scaffold skill development in order to support all students: beginning with simple drills and then adding new physical challenges over time. He intends to embed in the lesson a focus on leadership and self assessment.

Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.2
Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
Career stage
Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
Other descriptors
Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.3
Use teaching strategies
Career stage
Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  1. What kinds of planning do you find most useful when preparing for a lesson sequence?
  2. In what ways can you cater for the different learning needs of individuals and groups at the lesson planning stage?
Brighton Grammar School
Year level
Year 6
Related subject
Health & Physical Education
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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This teacher is responsible for teaching physical education at upper primary levels. In planning, structuring and sequencing lessons he stresses the need to connect with students' prior learning. He also targets students' learning needs and strengths. Specifically, he wants his class to refine basic and complex motor skills and apply these in team sports. To do this, students need to think strategically and work with more- or less-skilled peers to improve performance. He gives students constructive feedback during the lesson and provides time for them to evaluate their own learning.

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