Close the Gap Day (March 16) is a strong reminder of the critical need for more progress to improve the 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 […]
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. […]
Now available! The free ebook, video and audio of the webinar on How to be a More Competent and Confident Teacher of Indigenous Education and Students. Almost 3000 educators registered for the 3Rs webinar, held in September last year. An ebook, with the transcript of the webinar matched to the presentation slides, can be downloaded from here. The […]
IMPROVE TEACHER CONFIDENCE
Why the new 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.
ACDE 2017 National Deans’ Fora
ACDE SPONSOR, TEACHERS MUTUAL BANK
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.
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.
WHY INDIGENOUS EDUCATION?
Non-Indigenous teacher education students from Monash University on the benefits of studying Indigenous Education.