Illustrations of practice

ACARA has developed a set of videos and associated resources known as illustrations of practice, to demonstrate effective pedagogy and practice in diverse contexts. These have been filmed across a range of schools, year levels and teaching and learning environments. They demonstrate how the three dimensions of the Australian Curriculum, learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities, can be integrated into learning plans. Each illustration of practice includes a video, school contextual information and resources.

When viewing the illustrations of practice, teachers are encouraged to identify the pedagogical practices of the teachers involved that could apply to their own contexts. Teachers can work individually, participate in small groups or as a whole staff, to discuss:

  • strategies to cater for student diversity in the classroom
  • different ways for students to access and engage with the curriculum
  • relevant examples of authentic learning experiences.

View matrix of illustrations of practice here


These illustrations of personalised learning are not licensed under the creative commons license used for other material on the Australian Curriculum website. Instead, you may view, download, display, reproduce, and distribute these materials in unaltered form only for your personal, non-commercial educational purposes or for the non-commercial educational purposes of your organisation, provided that you retain this copyright notice. This means you cannot edit, modify or adapt any of these materials and you cannot sub-license any of these materials to others. Apart from any uses permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and those explicitly granted above, all other rights are reserved by ACARA.