Six Illustrations of Practice referencing kindergarten teaching in early childhood services have been produced through a partnership between VIT and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Together, we would like to thank Selandra Kindergarten, Warracknabeal Memorial Kindergarten, Clarendon Children’s Centre and Denzil Don Kindergarten for allowing us to film in their setting and the early childhood teachers who consented to having their practice filmed. Not all are recorded in the final illustrations, but their generosity is gratefully acknowledged.
Illustrations of Practice are designed to capture authentic teaching practice aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at the Proficient teacher level. They are aligned to relevant standards and are accompanied by information about the learning and school context. Discussion questions are also provided for each Illustration.
The Early Childhood Evidence Guide is designed to assist provisionally registered early childhood teachers to understand the types of evidence they can gather in their teaching context to demonstrate the APST at the Proficient Teacher level.
How to use them
You can use them as an individual, a team, or a leader to
- become familiar with or to better understand the APST
- see examples of practice aligned to each of the seven standards
- understand how individual standards might be demonstrated or evidenced through practice
- locate your own practice within the standards
- discuss and debate teaching practice within your teaching context
- inform discussions on professional learning and development
The Illustrations can be used to support the development of registered ECTs as well as to support provisionally registered ECTs and their mentors to unpack and discuss the Standards. They are not prescriptive or exhaustive.
More Illustrations of Practice for early childhood teachers can be found on the AITSL website.
The six Illustrations of Practice developed can be found on the AITSL website. Click on the links below for more information about each Illustration.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2023