Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Creating wikis

About this Illustration of Practice

At Western Cape College’s Weipa Campus, a graduate teacher reflects on her use of a professional learning package. Prior to using the package to support the skills of historical inquiry, the teacher had limited confidence in her ability to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the classroom. Her experience in developing and using a ‘wiki’ with her students allowed her to gain an understanding of the connection between pedagogies, ICTs and teacher practice.

Standard 6
Engage in professional learning
Focus area 6.2
Engage in professional learning and improve practice
Career stage
Understand the relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers.
Other descriptors
Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Career stage
Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.
  1. Have you identified relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning to suit your needs?
  2. What aspects of your teaching practice would you like to improve through professional learning?
Learning area
Year level
Year 10
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
Western Cape College
Year level
Year 10
Related subject
Stage of schooling
School type
School location
Very Remote
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The professional learning package used by the graduate teacher was funded by the Australian Government as part of the Teaching Teachers for the Future program. This particular package examines how history pedagogy and the use of powerful technology intersect in the content of the Australian Curriculum. In this lesson, which is part of a larger unit of work teaching year 10 students about the modern world, students were able to act as historians investigating the impact of post-Vietnam War migration on Australia.

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Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

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