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Reedy, Alison; Boitshwarelo, Bopelo; Barnes, Joshua; Billany, Trevor – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2015
Professional development for teacher educators is critical in a rapidly changing environment where graduate teachers are expected to have 21st Century skills and knowledge. As made explicit in a recent report on teacher education in Australia, "the evidence is clear: enhancing the capability of teachers is vital to raising the overall quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Virtual Universities
Arnold, Julie; Edwards, Tony – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This paper explores ways in which Teacher Education can be implemented in higher education through a consideration of "site-based" teacher education and its role in strengthening the practice-theory notion of teacher education (Strategic Education Research Program, National Research Council 1999). Many innovative educational approaches are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Higher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Brown, Alison – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
There is a dominant paradigm of teacher education within the teaching profession; that only through the experience of undertaking professional practice can a student become a teacher. This approach, the "apprenticeship of observation" model (Borg, 2004 using the term coined by Lortie, 1975) describes the way in which teacher education students are…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Support Groups, Mentors, Teacher Education Programs
Hudson, Suzanne; Millwater, Jan – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Attracting and retaining quality teachers to rural and remote areas has been a challenge over the last decade. Many preservice teachers are reluctant to experience a rural and remote practicum and may not consider applying to teach in such areas when they graduate. Education departments and universities need to explore innovative ways that will…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Teaching Experience, Rural Education
Cloonan, Anne – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
It is not unusual for academics to bemoan the reticence of teachers in adopting innovative tools and pedagogies, never more so than in the area of new technologies and multimodal literacies in classrooms. Typically, educational bureaucracies seek to dictate change in new technologies through a diffusion-adoption model of professional learning…
Descriptors: Innovation, Workshops, Educational Change, Professional Development
Hudson, Suzanne; Dossel, Kylie; Hudson, Peter – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Teaching literacy requires accurate and current knowledge in the field (Commonwealth of Australia, 2005). There have been persistent inquiries into what constitutes specialist knowledge and skills for teaching students to be literate. Preservice teacher education is fundamental to literacy development, which includes the approaches universities…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Literacy Education, Reading
Green, Annette – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools teachers are required to deliver current and relevant industry and workplace knowledge to senior students in secondary schools. One of the ways in which VET in Schools teachers can be well prepared to teach VET Industry Curriculum Framework courses is to take teachers from an industry background…
Descriptors: Industry, Vocational Education, Case Studies, Job Training
Millwater, Jan; Ehrich, Lisa C. – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Over the last two decades, the notion of teacher leadership has emerged as a key concept in both the teaching and leadership literature. While researchers have not reached consensus regarding a definition, there has been some agreement that teacher leadership can operate at both a formal and informal level in schools and that it includes…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Community Involvement
McCluskey, Kerryn – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Australia is a multicultural country. In the ten years to November 2007, there were 647,000 migrants who entered Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2008). Of these migrants 76% were born in countries other than those identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS, 2008) as main English speaking countries (the United Kingdom, The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Communities of Practice, Teaching (Occupation), Speech Communication
Le Cornu, Rosie – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
One of the perennial challenges for academics working in the area of professional experiences (practicum) is how to negotiate the constantly moving and contradictory boundaries around their work. A number of questions arise. Firstly, how do they cope with the "shifting, changing landscape" (Clandinin, 2008) of the university and at the…
Descriptors: Practicums, Mentors, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
Pietsch, Marilyn; Williamson, John – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
The majority of newly qualified teachers in New South Wales, Australia, begin their careers as casual teachers in fragmented employment contexts which make it difficult to build on the knowledge base gained at university through continuous, and continuously evaluated, practice in a classroom. This study explored the experiences of early career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Research Design
Rowley, Jennifer; O'Dea, Jennifer – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Enhancing learning and teaching in blended learning environments is a strategic goal of The University of Sydney as eLearning continues to grow. Blackboard (WebCT) was integrated into the undergraduate Bachelor of Education program curricula through e-readings, discussion boards, lectures and online assessment tasks. The study was undertaken among…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Music Education, Student Attitudes
Salter, Peta – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Becoming "Asia literate" is a pivotal part of the federal government's "Education Revolution". The federal government asserts that "equipping young Australians with the knowledge and skills to communicate and work with our regional neighbours...such skills must be a core element of an Australian school curriculum"…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
Saltmarsh, David – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
In 2004 the Australia Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) released a report entitled "New teaching, new learning: A vision for Australian education". This report was prepared on behalf of the ACDE by Mary Kalantzis and Andrew Harvey, respectively the President and Executive Officer of the ACDE. The argument put forward in the report is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Urban Schools, Popular Culture
Peppard, Judith – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
In 2006 three primary schools and a community youth service "crossed borders" by forming a network to improve student educational achievement in a community experiencing high levels of disadvantage. Recognising that they lacked the capacity and resources required to counteract the numerous barriers to learning experienced by many of…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Parents, Children
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