Understanding quality teaching
Course code: RG00315
According to Professor John Hattie, the quality of teaching that students receive has the single biggest effect on their achievement. But becoming a quality teacher takes a career-long commitment to developing your pedagogy and the deliberate application of up-to-date, evidence based approaches to teaching. If you want to learn more about the influences on student outcomes and have a serious commitment to the quality of your teaching, then Understanding quality teaching is for you.
Completing Understanding quality teaching will contribute 8 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Once you have completed the course, in line with the course conditions specified, your NESA Registered Professional Development hours will be automatically transferred to your NESA record.
You will learn to:
- understand the significant influence that your pedagogy and teaching has on student learning
- focus on increasing the effectiveness of your teaching by using the NSW Quality Teaching model to develop your pedagogy
- put the dimensions and elements of the NSW Quality Teaching model into classroom and assessment practice
- use the four Quality Teaching questions, to guide your planning of, and reflection on classroom and assessment practice
- utilise the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation’s What Works Best guide to make informed decisions about the classroom practices you choose to implement.
The following teaching practices are addressed in this course:
- assessing learning and giving feedback
- planning, structuring and sequencing lessons
- evaluate teaching and learning.
Supervisors should review the supervisor notes for Understanding quality teaching. Standard descriptors addressed: 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2.