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WHO WE ARE

The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) is the peak body representing all Australian universities and several of the private colleges that offer initial teacher education degrees.

ACDE works to ensure that Australia produces teacher graduates of the highest quality; has a strong teaching profession; and an inclusive and innovative education system that enhances learning and teaching.

WHAT THE ACDE DOES

  • Provides members with a forum to debate, develop strategies and share professional learning
  • Encourages national conversations that enhance the public standing of the education profession and promote the importance of evidence-based practices and policies in teacher education
  • Supports the funding, recognition and conduct of research in education and the training of researchers
  • Undertakes internationally recognised research and scholarship to support policy development
  • Partners with national organisations to influence education policy and practice

COMING EVENTS

Third ACDE 2016 National Deans’ Forum  October 21 in Sydney (following October 20 AGM).
ACDE 2017 National Deans’ Fora  March 24 in Brisbane. June 16 in Melbourne. October 20 in Sydney (following the October 19 AGM).
Enacting the Common Good: What does this mean for Social and Citizenship Education? September 28-30. Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane.
The Politics of Learning. November 20 – 23. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Call for papers closes August .
Australian Association for Research in Learning Conference. November 27 – December 1. Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

ASSESSING OUR TEACHERS EXPLAINER

A short animation that explains how teacher education students are selected, with the minority being chosen solely on the basis of  their ATAR (Academic Tertiary Entrance Rank).

ACDE DEANS’ FORA SPONSOR

The ACDE welcomes Teachers Mutual Bank as the sponsor of the three 2016 ACDE Deans’ Fora. Last year Teachers Mutual was named Bank of the Year and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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