This research concerns the development of expertise in initial teacher education and teachers’ continuing professional learning. It engages with the repeated calls for reforming teacher education. It also is advancing research to build the country’s first evidence base to show the impact of the policy-driven reform to introduce a competence assessment to show graduate preparedness for entering the workforce. In another policy-related research project funded by the federal government, researchers are undertaking longitudinal analyses of performance pathways in teacher education from admission to exit into the workforce. The research area has a commitment to transdisciplinary research and methodological innovation.

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Globalising school reform through online teacher professional learning

This ARC DECRA project examines how international forms of evidence and expertise, and emergent private policy networks, are reshaping teacher knowledge, learning and practice in Australia and the United States.

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Learning rich leadership

This project is Australia's first evidence base to inform quality improvement in early childhood education services through the development of educational leaders.

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Longitudinal analysis of performance pathways in teacher education

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Role of teacher expertise, authority and professionalism in education

This ARC DECRA project aims to provide new insights about the role of education in modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on teachers and teacher expertise.

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