Teacher education

Unexceptional students can grow and develop into highly professional teachers: I know I did it

By Neville Jennings

Aspiring teachers will need to meet a raft of new requirements if they want to get a job

Teachers are NOT under-qualified and NOT under-educated: here’s what is really happening

By Nan Bahr and Donna Pendergast and Jo-Anne Ferreira

Australian teachers are doing well. They are not under-qualified and they are certainly not under-educated, as some media stories would have you believe. They are doing an admirable job managing exhausting workloads and constantly changing government policies and processes. They are more able than past generations to identify and help students with wide ranging needs.

Three major concerns with teacher education reforms in Australia

By Martin Mills and Merrilyn Goos

We are deeply concerned about advice the Australian Government has been given on teacher education. We believe it is seriously flawed. The advice has led, and is leading, to major reforms to teacher education throughout Australia. Teacher educators and educational researchers like ourselves would like the public to know what is happening. Significantly we want

Creativity in Australian schools suppressed by onerous testing regime and crushing teacher restrictions

By Susan Davis

Once upon a time early childhood teachers used to learn singing and playing the piano, primary school teachers could study electives (and even majors) in areas such as drama and art, and universities could add new courses (such as ones in teacher as entrepreneur or global citizenship) through putting in a course variation form to

The four challenges Australia faces to improve the digital literacy of new teachers

By Jane Hunter

The digital literacy of pre-service teachers was put in the spotlight recently. A report on the review of

Understanding educational theory: vital or a waste of time for student teachers?

By Naomi Barnes

My student teachers often question the value of educational theory in their initial teacher education. Also often early

So who wants to teach these days? (Be surprised)

By Jennifer GORE and Rosie Joy BARRON, Kathryn HOLMES and Maxwell SMITH

The quality of teachers is a growing focus of educational reform around the world, with new policies attempting

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are useful to teacher education students, here’s how

By Tony Loughland and Neville John Ellis

There is a strong critique of the impacts of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers from educational researchers.

Real-time coaching and how it helps educate new teachers: latest research

By Garth Stahl and Erica J. Sharplin and Ben Kehrwald

Teacher training institutions across Australia are constantly striving to improve the way they educate our future teachers. As

NSW Education Standards Authority: is this new authority genuine reform or political spin?

By Nan Bahr and Donna Pendergast

A key recommendation of the recently released Review of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) is a call for “a more risk based approach to the Authority’s regulatory work”. The BOSTES, renamed in the review as the NSW Education Standards Authority, is the authority that governs school education standards in New