Critical Reflection #8

Role and Importance of Communicating Explicit Learning Goals Communication of explicit learning goals is imperative to make students aware of what they will be learning and how they will demonstrate what they have learnt. Learning goals that are clear and specific allow students to comprehend the aims of the lesson and how they will achieve …

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Critical Reflection #7

Importance of Collecting and Interpreting Data to Inform Teaching The purpose of data is to inform future teaching practice to better engage and improve the learning of students (Allen, 2005). Data is evidence collected on students to inform the effectiveness of teaching practices, programs and the level at which students are learning.  Within the classroom …

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Critical Reflection #6

Role of Assessment in Teaching Assessment is the process of identifying and collating evidence of student learning in order to determine the level of an individual’s achievement (NSW Education Standards Authority, 2021). It is a crucial component of the learning cycle to promote student motivation and engagement as it provides evidence of how students are …

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Critical Reflection #5

Supporting Deep Learning through the use of Questioning Meaningful learning takes place when students are able to move beyond memorisation and simple recall to a higher level of thinking and deeper understanding of the content they have learnt. In this sense, deeper learning is stimulated as students begin to extend their low-order thinking to more …

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