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The teacher outlines the varying ways in which she gets feedback about her teaching. From students she uses both formative and summative data to evaluate the success of her teaching strategies at a micro and macro level, adjusting approaches within and across the learning sequence. At year 11, this has led her to change her traditional approach to teaching a literary text to a performance-based approach. Her colleagues give her feedback based on classroom observation, as well as providing her with feedback about her overall goals and strategies.
Centralian Senior College is the largest senior secondary education provider in Alice Springs. The school was established in 2005 and has approximately 600 students in years 10, 11 and 12. The video features a teacher of English, Drama and History at the College. She recognises the importance of using a range of data to improve her teaching approaches. She uses research, workplace knowledge, assessment data and feedback from her students and teaching colleagues to improve her understanding of how to teach the content and also the means by which specific teaching practices can lead to greater student engagement and understanding.
  • To what extent does your school facilitate classroom observation to improve teaching and learning?
  • How do you measure the effectiveness of your teaching and learning?