AITSL Standards PDF - Overview
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL Standards) reflect and build on national and international evidence that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement.
The (AITSL) Standards support the Melbourne Declaration, which describes aspirations for all young Australians for the next decade. This commits Australian Education Ministers to the specific educational goals that Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence and that all young Australians will become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. ‘All Australian governments, universities, school sectors and individual schools have a responsibility to work together to support high-quality teaching and school leadership, including by enhancing pre-service10 teacher education’
Purpose of AITSL Standards
- The (AITSL) Standards are a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality. They define the work of teachers and make explicit the elements of high-quality, effective teaching in 21st century schools that will improve educational outcomes for students.
- The (AITSL) Standards do this by providing a framework which makes clear the knowledge, practice and professional engagement required across teachers’ careers.
- Teacher standards also inform the development of professional learning goals, provide a framework by which teachers can judge the success of their learning and assist self-reflection and self-assessment
- The Standards contribute to the professionalization of teaching and raise the status of the profession.