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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
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
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
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
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
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
Lath, Meenakshi – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
The individualization of curriculum is a challenge for the teacher education system in India. Curricula are prescribed by Universities for all the affiliated colleges, and these undergo revision only every few years. The curriculum innovation described in this report is a response to this challenge. The study explores a unique case of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
Walkington, Jackie – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
In 2009, Australian teacher education finally sees a series of graduate teacher standards that is designed as national benchmarking for those completing initial teacher education. The draft standards represent considerable negotiation and discourse by the various jurisdictions. They are being fine tuned in readiness for adoption across Australia…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), National Standards
Masters, Yvonne – Australian Teacher Education Association, 2009
Professional experience can be an emotional time for any preservice teacher, particularly the first placement. For distance education students, the natural tension of working in an unfamiliar setting is exacerbated by the "tyranny of distance": they often need to find their own placement, have rarely had face-to-face contact with any…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teachers, Management Systems, Distance Education