Rights and Freedoms
A teacher of year 10 History guides her students through a revision lesson on the changing rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In order to meet the broad range of learning needs in the class, the teacher provides alternative representations of teaching and learning materials. For a student requiring additional support, the teacher provides a scaffolded worksheet and creates opportunities for peer assistance.
To develop her students’ understanding of changing government policies towards Aboriginal people over time and the significance of the 2008 Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Plan from age-equivalent learning area content:
The teacher plans from Year 10 History content to develop a teaching and learning program on the rights and freedoms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Align individual learning goals with age-equivalent content to personalise the learning:
The teacher creates opportunities throughout the lesson to develop the student's individual goals. These include responding to questions verbally and using full sentences; and working cooperatively in a group.
1. How do you personalise your teaching and learning programs to cater for the needs of individual students?
2. How do you measure the progress of a student’s individual goals in the context of a learning area?
3. What adjustments do you make to assessment tasks for students with individual learning needs?
Know students and how they learn
Focus area 1.6
Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.1
Establish challenging learning goals
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Focus area 4.1
Support student participation
St Ives NSW Australia
Brigidine College is an independent Catholic school for girls in Years 7 to 12. It is located in the suburb of St. Ives, on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales.
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