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Panel Event & Book Launch: Teacher Education as Vital Nation Building
We recently held an expert online panel event on teaching as a career of choice. It proved to be fast-paced and forward looking, bringing together ideas and open new thinking about teaching, changing times and teacher preparation.
Panel members included:
- Mark Grant - Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership
- Jane Ceolin - Director, First Peoples Directorate, ACU
- Malcolm Elliott - President, Australian Primary Principals Association
- Sally Egan - Deputy Executive Director, National Catholic Education Commission
- Andrew Pierpoint - President, Australian Secondary Principals’ Association
- Brian Lee-Archer - Chief Executive of Strategy and Consulting, Surround Australia Pty Ltd
- Professor Bob Lingard - Professorial Fellow, Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, ACU
- Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith - Director, Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education, ACU
- Madonna King - Panel Facilitator
Hot topics discussed include Internships as part of preparation; Efforts to diversify the workforce; Efficiency of preparation models: The optimum duration and the modes of delivery of programs; Pathways through preparation; How the academic program and the practice-based program in schools can be more effectively linked, one to the other, and to worlds of work; and Improving teaching conditions, including salary and study leave.
A new book titled, ‘Professionalizing Teacher Education: Performance assessment, standards, moderation and evidence’ was also launched by Professor Mary Ryan to open the panel dialogue.
For more information, please visit event.learningsciences.com.au.
Call for Expressions of Interest
Our Institute is looking for research assistants to join our vibrant research community.
Do you have project experience in managing and analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data for social science research?
Do you have strong interpersonal and written communication skills with capacity to work in a fast-paced, team-based work environment?
Do you want to support innovative teacher education and assessment research designed to improve the quality of Australian teachers?
Lodge your Expression of Interest here.