A new method using culture-based storytelling to teach maths to Aboriginal children is reaping results. Aboriginal school children on average lag two years behind their non-Indigenous peers when it comes to maths, but according to one expert we can bridge the gap by paying better attention to culture. View the ABC Science Show story.
We have a serious issue with graduate teachers dropping out of the workforce early and it’s time to take this seriously, writes ACDE President, Professor Tania Aspland.
The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) calls on the Federal Government to make a long-term commitment to teaching initiatives vital to Australia’s future. These include: Re-energising the teaching profession by addressing the current ageing profile and large gender imbalance of the teaching workforce; Helping to build career opportunities for teaching graduates at a […]
A new ACDE network, which aims to ensure that teacher education students have rich professional experiences, has been launched in Melbourne.
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).
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).
WHY INDIGENOUS EDUCATION?
Non-Indigenous teacher education students from Monash University on the benefits of studying Indigenous Education.
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).
ACDE Vocational Education Group Conference. Research, Policy & Teaching Practice: building connections. December 8-9. Sydney TAFE and UTS, Sydney.
Enacting the Common Good: What does this mean for Social and Citizenship Education? September 28-30. Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane.
Community Colleges Australia Annual Conference. October 18-20. Park Royal Darling Harbour, Sydney.
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.
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.
TEACHERS MUTUAL BANK SPONSORS ACDE EVENTS
Teachers Mutual Bank as is kindly sponsoring the three 2016 ACDE Deans’ Fora and the 3Rs webinar on September 28. Last year Teachers Mutual was named Bank of the Year and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.