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Standard 6

Engage In Professional Learning


APST 6.3 Engage with Colleagues & Improve Practice

ARTEFACT: Rich evidence (3 parts)


APST 6.3.

Graduate: seek and apply constructive feedback from supervisors and teachers to improve teaching practices.


Proficient: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.


Lead: initiate and engage in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of Forums to evaluate practice directed at improving professional knowledge and practice, and the educational outcomes of students.

This annotation applies to four pieces of evidence, one each for the Graduate and Proficient levels of standard 6.3, and one for the Lead level.


For the graduate level I provide both a feedback sheet from my supervising teacher, indicating that I have sought feedback from her while teaching, as well as a reference she wrote me after my placement with her to indicate my professional practice.


For the proficient level I provide a photograph of me taking part in a panel of professionals to discuss music performance at the 2018 Sydney Chamber Music Festival, which indicates part of my contribution to collegial discussions. This was a public event and the photos have been shared publicly by the director of the festival, Bridget Bolliger. Pictured from left to right are: Andrew West (pianist), Deborah Humble (mezzo), Amanda Cole (performance researcher and mezzo), Guy Noble (conductor and radio personality).


For the lead level, to demonstrate engagement in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of forums and my contribution to the improvement of professional knowledge and practice and educational outcomes of students, I provide one further piece of evidence. This is a blog by a colleague (Dr Cade Bonar), in which he reviewed a Year 12 Music Extension class that he had invited me to teach at his school. Please note: this document is publicly available so I have not made any adjustments with respect to privacy.


These pieces of evidence also satisfy standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1 and 7.4.

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