Focus Area 3.6

Evaluate and improve teaching programs:

Graduate Proficient Highly Accomplished Lead
Demonstrate broad knowledge of strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning. Evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence, including feedback from students and student assessment data, to inform planning. Work with colleagues to review current teaching and learning programs using student feedback, student assessment data, knowledge of curriculum and workplace practices. Conduct regular reviews of teaching and learning programs using multiple sources of evidence including: student assessment data, curriculum documents, teaching practices and feedback from parents/ carers, students and colleagues.

I have been able to evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence, including feedback from students and student assessment data, to inform planning. I have made use of individual student feedback questionnaires to gauge student motivation, discover what type of learning students prefer and what activities would engage them further. Understanding what drives student motivation and engagement has allowed me to alter my programs to suit student needs.

Furthermore, I was given the opportunity to develop a unit of work for year 10 health in relation to the “Keys For Life” program. Keys for Life is a pre-driver education program that assists parents, schools and agencies to educate young people about safer road use. After discussions with other HPE staff members it was evident from previous years that students would prefer an interactive and hands on approach to learning, rather than notes or book work. With this is mind I developed the program to be informative and interactive with the use of PowerPoint presentations, group work, videos and class discussions with an overall aim of a whole class approach. This has proved to increase engagement and therefore learning.

Evidence:

Keys For Life – Lesson 6

Developmental Stages, Student Diversity and the Importance of Feedback

 

Maths Feedback Sheet

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