Critical Reflection #4

Teaching Strategies: Collaborative Learning Collaborative learning is a high-impact teaching strategy utilised for students to develop higher-order thinking, problem-solving skills, accountability, self-efficacy and strengthen peer relations (Laal & Ghodsi, 2012). It occurs when students work together in groups, participating in learning tasks to achieve a desired outcome (Victoria State Government, 2020). Thus, it is rooted …

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Critical Reflection #3

ICT for Teaching and Learning Information Communication Technology (ICT) is used for a plethora of purposes in the modern-day classroom, namely for stimulating engagement (Duchesne, 2019). It is a requirement of AITSL standards 2.6 and 3.4, ensuring teachers utilise ICT in practice to support, expand and differentiate curriculum opportunities for student engagement (AITSL, 2017). Teaching …

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Critical Reflection #2

Behaviour Management As an educator, it is of utmost importance that 'Duty of Care' is maintained within the classroom to ensure all students remain safe within the learning environment (NSW Department of Education, 2021). An incident which required student safety and behaviour to be addressed occurred during my first teaching lesson of Year 7 English. …

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Critical Reflection #1

Planning for Teaching and Learning Lesson plans determine what students need to learn and how they will achieve such learning within a lesson (Mikova, 2012). An effective lesson plan comprises the qualities of explicit learning objectives and success criteria, variety in teaching methods and resources, appropriate time management, differentiation and a lesson sequence divided into …

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