Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The Flipped Classroom Model

About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher describes how her approach to teaching has dramatically changed over time. This is not just due to the impact of new technologies but also due to her willingness to engage with new pedagogies that are suitable to the age of her students and her learning area. She describes in detail the practical benefits of her use of class time for problem-solving, practical work and the discussion of core concepts. Her co-ordination of eight other teachers in her faculty, who mostly have limited teaching experience, provides opportunities for her to share, exchange and model knowledge about the ‘Flipped Classroom Model’.


Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.1
Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
Career stage
Highly Accomplished
Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
  1. How do you maintain a current and comprehensive knowledge of content in your area/s of subject matter expertise?
  2. What fundamental shifts in teaching approaches and methodologies have you experienced or identified?
Gungahlin College
Australian Capital Territory
Year level
Year 11
Year 12
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Established in 2011, Gungahlin College is a senior secondary school for years 10–12 in the ACT. It has over 800 students studying traditional and vocational studies. The school was designed and purpose built to incorporate extensive use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a wireless networking environment. Teachers at the school can access and use these resources to place their courses online and also employ them to adopt new approaches to learning such as the ‘Flipped Classroom Model’.
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Education Services Australia

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