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Hudson, Peter; Hudson, Sue; Kwan, Tammy; Chan, Cheri; Maclang-Vicencio, Evelina; Ani, Ana-Liza – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2015
University strategic plans emphasise the essential nature of partnerships at national and international levels. Along with establishing collaborative research partnerships, providing professional development to key stakeholders is considered a crucial activity for making and sustaining partnerships. Utilising knowledge from professional…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mentors, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education
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
Elsden-Clifton, Jennifer; Jordan, Kathy – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2015
There are increasing calls to improve the quality of Teacher Education by reconceptualising the connection between university-based coursework and the teaching practicum. In response, the School of Education at RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria redesigned courses in its first year program to interconnect the two spaces of universities (first…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Quality, Practicums, Foreign Countries
Kidd, Lynda – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2015
Despite reported shortages of teachers world-wide, around 50% of teacher education students do not establish themselves in the teaching profession. It is therefore important to confirm the career pathways these students undertake and that teacher education degrees are of benefit to them throughout their career. This paper describes the method used…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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
Blackley, Josephine; Wells, Muriel – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Supporting Teachers as Action Researchers (STAR) explores how school improvement initiatives may be sustained over time. It represents stage one of a broader investigation into how teachers' professional learning may be enhanced by positioning teachers as practitioner researchers and professionals who are capable of generating change from within…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Communities of Practice, Action Research, Educational Change
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
Williams, Jo; Davies, Merryn – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
The field of teacher education is border and boundary rich. Navigating and attempting to confront the seemingly intractable boundaries between schools and universities, and between research and teacher education goes with the territory. Schools and teacher education may share the broad goal of improved educational outcomes for all students, but…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education
Albon, Nerissa – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This autoethnography focuses on a study undertaken during the writers 15 month employment in a Muslim girls' school in the United Arab Emirates. The paper outlines a school improvement project in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the imposition of an Australian curriculum on the schools involved in this program. The teachers in these schools were exposed…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Muslims, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Load
Clarke, Maggie; Clarke, Deb – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Communities of practice challenge the traditional notion of learning as receiving knowledge which is essentially disembodied from practice. A community of practice is grounded by two central tenets: essentially that learning is situated, and that practice is made meaningful through reflection with others who engage in the shared experience. In…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development
Dann, Chris; Allen, Bill; Readman, Kylie – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
The research reported here aims to develop understandings around the expectations and perceptions of Canadian students entering a Graduate Diploma of Education program in an Australian university. The study align well with the theme of "crossing borders", as the study focuses on international students "crossing borders" to…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Interviews, Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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
Goepel, Jannie – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
This presentation is concerned with the professional relationships between teachers and paediatricians in supporting children with special educational needs to reach their full potential. In England, both professions are subject to government legislation and guidance with regard to their own professional practice, including Every Child Matters…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Needs, Interpersonal Communication, Focus Groups
Kriewaldt, Jeana – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
The voices of students can make a significant contribution to understanding what constitutes accomplished teaching (Flutter, 2007). Young people give cogent and significant views about their learning, providing important insights for improving teaching (Rudduck, McIntyre, & ESRC Teaching and Learning Programme., 2007). Using a qualitative…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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