Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Australia in the First World War

About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher, in collaboration with the school’s Humanities team, has developed a unit for colleagues, which incorporates the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to encourage research of an historical period. The assessment task involves the production of a podcast that demonstrates students’ development of both historical research and communication skills. A primary aim in the use of technology to present students’ learning is to appeal to those students who find written work challenging.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Model high-level teaching knowledge and skills and work with colleagues to use current ICT to improve their teaching practice and make content relevant and meaningful.
Other descriptors
Standard 5
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Focus area 5.1
Assess student learning
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Develop and apply a comprehensive range of assessment strategies to diagnose learning needs, comply with curriculum requirements and support colleagues to evaluate the effectiveness of their approaches to assessment.
  1. How do you plan to engage students at the lesson planning stage?
  2. How does the use of technology facilitate catering to individual learning needs?
Learning area
Year level
Year 9
Australian Curriculum content descriptions
St Michael's Grammar School
Year level
Year 9
Related subject
Stage of schooling
School type
Non Government
School location
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Students in the class come from a range of cultural backgrounds and are adept in and connected to the use of modern technology. The teacher is aware of the opportunities for structuring learning activities using such technology. In collaboration with the Humanities team, the teacher incorporates a podcast into the assessment to promote student engagement in presenting research and historical knowledge.
Content provider
History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA)

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