A new ACDE network, which aims to ensure that teacher education students have rich professional experiences, has been launched in Melbourne.
The Network of Academic Directors of Professional Experience (NADPE) is the newest ACDE network.
The ACDE Board established NADPE in 2016 to provide a collective voice and take leadership in key issues associated with professional experience.
The inaugural NADPE meeting on 6 May 2016 included representatives from 34 institutions and the Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education Association (AILITEA). It was a highly successful meeting filled with enthusiasm and collegiality. The powerpoint from the presentation is here.
The day included discussions on the current status and future directions for professional experience, particularly in light of recommendations within the TEMAG Report, with a focus on how NADPE can work collaboratively in this space. Members also identified a range of issues facing them in their roles managing Professional Experience.
Terms of Reference for NADPE are here
A Steering Group (modelling NADLATE) was established to progress the following priorities:
- Evidence of practice and associated timelines for gathering evidence
- Partnerships around professional experience (including partnership agreements)
- Consistency in mentorship and professional development and support for mentor teachers
- Capstone assessment
Enquiries: Anne Szadura, Manager, Networks and Projects, ACDE
0434 891891 or email@example.com
First NADPE meeting on 6 May 2016
ACT, NT and Tasmanian members – 6 May 2016
Queensland members – 6 May 2016
Victorian members – 6 May 2016