Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Implementing an engineering program

About this Illustration of Practice

In this clip the teacher demonstrates a number of activities that are being developed for an engineering program within the school. The relationship and need for the mathematics content to be aligned with the engineering content is also highlighted, with attention to the effect on students' learning of core concepts.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.1
Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
Career stage
Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
  1. How might you encourage interdisciplinary learning within a learning area in which you teach?
  2. What programs can be implemented at your school to provide pathways into content and concepts appropriate to different groups of students?
Newton Moore Senior High School
Western Australia
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Newton Moore Senior High School is located in Bunbury, Western Australia and has approximately 620 students. The school has a strong commitment to innovation through the implementation and development of future-focused learning programs, and is a Pathfinder School within Microsoft's Partners in Learning program. A strong motivation behind all decisions, is the school’s unwavering commitment to its students, parents, teachers and community to prepare learners for the 21st century by embracing technology. Strong links with a range of education and community partners - parents, government and non-government agencies, industries and local schools - support these programs.

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