Federal and state education bodies have produced sets of standards designed to raise the status and quality of the teaching profession. These standards outline the levels of competence which the beginning or accomplished teacher should be able to meet.
The STELLA project complements the work of these educational bodies by providing a set of interactive materials that offer a detailed picture of accomplished english/Literacy teaching in Australia. They are based on two principles:
- professional standards only have validity when grounded in teachers' own knowledge, experience, skills and values;
- teachers' knowledge, experience, skills and values are, in important respects, discipline-specific. For example, the depth of knowledge and the range of skills an English or Literacy teacher needs in order to teach well are different from the knowledge and skills required to teach Physics or Physical Education.
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