Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Leading science & mathematics at Wooranna


About this Illustration of Practice

At Wooranna Park Primary, a number of initiatives have been introduced to model a range of teaching strategies that reflect research about how students learn. Parents and local community members provide a rich resource of expertise to expand on the skill set of the school to broaden the scope of the curriculum offered. This model enables varied pathways for students' learning agreements.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.1
Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
Career stage
Lead
Descriptor
Lead initiatives within the school to evaluate and improve knowledge of content and teaching strategies and demonstrate exemplary teaching of subjects using effective, research-based learning and teaching programs.
  1. How can your school incorporate expertise from your school community to provide students with rich learning experiences?
  2. How does your school evaluate and renew learning programs based on current research?
School
Wooranna Park Primary School
Victoria
Related subject
Mathematics
Science
Stage of schooling
Primary
School type
Government
School location
Metropolitan
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Wooranna Park Primary School is located a low socio-economic area of Melbourne. The school places a strong emphasis on students accepting responsibility for their learning. Opportunities are provided for students to pursue personal learning passions and negotiate the curriculum. The school is strongly influenced by the philosophical thinking underpinning the Reggio Emilia Schools of Northern Italy and the work of Professor George Betts on autonomous learning.

Content provider
Organisation
Education Services Australia

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