Career Stage – Proficient
Main Focus area – 3.2
School – Coolbinia Primary School
A teacher carefully builds student understanding and engagement in a lesson to prep students. She wants them to understand that the way an object moves is dependent on a variety of factors. After discussing how students travel to school, she utilises the conclusions of this discussion to encourage students to enact how different animals walk and move. She then uses role-play to simulate the effects of waste and pollution on the movements of seals, while simultaneously reinforcing science understanding. The teacher then works with one student to create a Venn diagram that will demonstrate his understanding of the ways in which animals move.