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Productive pedagogies manual (DET, 2002)
This research-based manual is a very good guide for quality teaching. You will be referring to it often especially when planning lessons. Have a look at the 20 different ways in which you can plan meaningful learning experiences for your students. Print off and peruse.
Key websites: State
Queensland Studies Authority (2012)
The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) publishes the Qld Kindergarten Learning Guideline, the Early Years Curriculum Guidelines, the Qld Essential Learnings (Years 1-9), the Year 10 Guidelines and the Senior syllabus documents. It also provides important information and resources in the transition to the Australian National Curriculum.
Queensland College of Teachers (2012)
The Queensland College of Teachers is the teacher registration body for Queensland teachers. It provides current information regarding graduate and teacher professional standards, registration processes and pre-registration tests.
Education Queensland (DET, 2012)
The Education Queensland (EQ) site offers information about schools, term dates, key initiatives (e.g. cyber safety, sustainability) and links to other DET sites (e.g. Office for Early Childhood Education and Care, The Learning Place).
The Learning Place (DET, 2012)
The Learning Place is DET's secure eLearning environment providing access to an innovative range of digital resources and eSpaces for teaching and learning, collaborating and networking.
Key websites: Federal
The Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2012)
The Australian Curriculum sets out the core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for all Australian students. English, Mathematics, Science and History curricula are in the process of implementation. Information is also provided re. the cross curriculum priorities: sustainability, Aboriginal and TS Islander histories and cultures, and Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia.
Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians (2008)
This document sets the direction for education in Australian schools for the next ten years. Peruse the contents and go to areas of interest to you.
Education Services Australia (2012)
Education Services Australia is a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian education ministers. The company was established to support delivery of national education priorities and initiatives. Go to 'About us', 'Projects' (see the National Digital Learning Resources Network) and 'Services' on the menu at the bottom of the screen.
Teachers TV Australia
Teachers TV Australia (The Australian Channel Pty Ltd, 2008)
You can register for free access to a range of online movies showing teaching in action. The clips are from the original UK website but Australian teachers have chosen these clips as being most relevant to us here in Australia. There are also quite a few Australian clips. Your work this semester will require you to go to this site regularly, so sign up now!
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