Standards for Teaching in the Modern Classroom

1411 Words Jan 31st, 2018 6 Pages
No longer are teachers at an advantage by creating curriculums based on traditional lessons of ‘reading and ‘writing’. One must now incorporate every day language, and cultural influences, including technology to enhance the learning experience (Callow, 2011). Within the classroom, context and it’s various forms are highlighted (McDonald, 2013), and children are benefiting greatly from the allowance of multiple modes of learning, including visual and text used together as well as separately (Christie, 2005). Introducing a standard set of guidelines for the Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2009) a definition of literacy can be set and built upon. Gee (2009), places emphasis on the need to understand ‘acquisition’ and ‘learning’, to greater understand how children learn. The following texts highlight the various valuable and relevant information needed when determining what literacy actually means, with particular highlights on context in its various meanings, and how the educator can best teach literacy and literature in an evolving environment.

ACARA. (2009). Shape of the Australian Curriculum: English. Available from

This paper sets out standards for teaching English in the classroom setting, providing a uniform set of ‘standards’ to adhere to on a national level. Particular focus is set on…