On Close the Gap Day, the ACDE highlighted the critical need to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher numbers and the depth of Indigenous Education in Australia. The four-year More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI), which ended last year, has told us what does and does not work in attracting and […]
The SBS show, Insight, features former students talking about their favourite teachers, who had a huge impact on their lives. Each of their teachers discusses how he or she did it. The inspiring show can be viewed at SBS on demand.
Universities Australia has released its Indigenous 2017-2020 strategy with clear targets to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in university by 50 percent above the growth rate of non-Indigenous students. ACDE Board Member and NATSIHEC Chair, Professor Peter Buckskin, says the strategy is a way to make Indigenous success core business […]
AITSL’s Guideline: Primary Specialisation (Guideline) has been finalised and published. The Guideline was developed to provide initial teacher education providers, regulators, principals, and accreditation panellists with further clarity about this Program Standard (4.4). The Program Standard requires all primary initial teacher education students to undertake a specialisation, which involves a deeper focus on one curriculum area. […]
IMPROVE TEACHER CONFIDENCE
Why the 3Rs platform is so important: a discussion with members of the Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education Association (AILITEA).
Check out our new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education website pages with their inspiring teaching stories.
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).
AVATARS TO SIMULATE STUDENTS?
It’s an Australian first: using virtual reality to hone the classroom skills of teacher education students. Read more.
Free Webinar on Positioning for Impact and Engagement in Research.
ACDE 2017 National Deans’ Fora
Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference. 18-20 April. Melbourne
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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.
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Teachers Mutual Bank kindly sponsors a 2017 ACDE Deans’ Forum and other projects related to Indigenous Education. Teachers Mutual has been named Bank of the Year and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
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