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 […]
Associate Professor Laura Perry of Murdoch University has found that most Australian universities are performing at or above world standards – a result that challenges ongoing criticism of educational research as being ‘below world class’ and ‘performing below other disciplines’. Associate Professor Perry used data from SciVal to analyse research performance in FoR 13 for […]
ACDE President, Professor Tania Aspland, says, ‘We must address the myriad workforce issues that lead to 30% to 50% of early career teachers quitting the profession during their first five years in the classroom’. The push to attract more students to maths and science teaching is vital but the singular focus on STEM teaching is […]
A keynote address to this year’s ACDE Annual Dinner. Watch the video. Read the transcript. Listen to the podcast.
In a keynote speech to the October 21 Deans’ Forum on Putting Evidence into Practice, Western Sydney University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, also called for a multi-faceted approach to address the complex issue of teaching quality in Australia. His full speech can be downloaded here.
Almost 3000 educators registered for the 3Rs webinar on How to be a More Competent and Confident Teacher of Indigenous Education and Students, hosted by the ACDE on September 28, 2016. The free webinar ebook, video and audio are available now. An ebook, with the transcript of the webinar matched to the presentation slides, can […]
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
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.
ACDE SPONSOR, TEACHERS MUTUAL BANK
Teachers Mutual Bank as is kindly sponsoring 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.
WHY INDIGENOUS EDUCATION?
Non-Indigenous teacher education students from Monash University on the benefits of studying Indigenous Education.