Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Improving my practice

About this Illustration of Practice

A pre-service teacher at Darwin High School works intensively with her supervisor to improve her teaching practice in her major subject – Music. In a senior school classroom she learns to cater for students who are learning at different music levels, teaching between two to four different sets of curriculum content during the same lesson. The specific teaching and learning strategies that she acquires through feedback from her supervisor are designed to enable her to master this particularly complex learning situation. She uses the feedback to shape her lesson plans and to gain confidence in her teaching abilities.

Standard 6
Engage in professional learning
Focus area 6.3
Engage with colleagues and improve practice
Career stage
Seek and apply constructive feedback from supervisors and teachers to improve teaching practices.
  1. What areas of your teaching practice would you most like to improve?
  2. In what ways have you modified your teaching practice as as a result of constructive feedback from supervisors or teachers?
Darwin High School
Northern Territory
Year level
Year 10
Year 11
Related subject
The Arts
Stage of schooling
School type
School location
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Darwin High School is one of only two government schools in Darwin that cater purely for senior students at years 10–12. The school is relatively large in comparison with other Territory schools. The student population is comprised of many different cultural backgrounds, with a large number of overseas students. At the school, the pre-service teacher is working with a supervisor who already has a program in place that caters for music students working at different levels within the one classroom.

Content provider
Education Services Australia

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