Out-of-field teaching

Out-of-field teaching is out of control in Australian schools. Here’s what’s happening

By Anna E. du Plessis

Assigning teachers to teach in positions outside their field of qualifications or expertise creates complex and multi-layered challenges, yet it is happening in many Australian schools. I believe out-of-field teaching can affect the quality of teaching we provide in our schools, and the wellbeing of the students, teachers, parents and school leaders involved. So it