Position Statements

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Position Paper: Teacher Education.

In February 2014, the Commonwealth Education Minister announced a review of Teacher Education in Australia. The resulting Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group called for submissions addressing the following questions relating to teacher education:

1. What characteristics should be fostered and developed in graduate teachers through their initial teacher education?

2. What teaching practices should be developed in graduate teachers through their initial teacher education?

3. What level of integration should there be between initial teacher education providers and schools?

4. What balance is needed between understanding what is taught and how it is taught?

Whilst cognisant of the review questions, the AAAE views on teacher education are a somewhat more generic response as expressed in this AAAE Teacher Education Position Paper.

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Position Paper: Professional Learning.

Quality teaching is frequently quoted, and substantiated by research and classroom evidence as the most important factor for the improvement of student learning in Australian schools.
AAAE believes that quality professional learning for teachers is essential to enable them to build their knowledge, understandings and skills in specific learning areas, to respond appropriately to the needs of students, and develop familiarity with a variety of pedagogical approaches.

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Professional learning position