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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Quality Teaching

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The NSW Quality Teaching Model is based on the latest international and national research. It is able to be applied from K-12 and across all key learning areas.

It has been shown to improve the academic outcomes of all students. It respects the work of teachers and provides them with a practical and useful framework for professional dialogue, for planning and redesigning lessons and for reflecting on the quality of what they do in the classroom.

The NSW model is based on three pedagogical dimensions:

  • Intellectual quality
  • Quality learning environment
  • Significance.

Each of the three dimensions of pedagogy can be described in terms of a number of elements. The three dimensions should be present in every lesson, but not necessarily all of the 18 elements.

For Quality Teaching Resources in all three phases click here.















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