ACDE releases report on professional experience in teacher education
Scoping Professional Teacher Experience In 2017, the ACDE’s Network of Academic Directors of Professional Experience undertook the largest study on the status of Australian professional experience, with the aim of helping to identify issues and laying a path for their future resolution. The report reflects changes in progress, which respond to the Teacher Education Ministerial […]
- CHAIR: Susan Ledger, University of Newcastle
- DEPUTY CHAIRS: Chad Morrison, Murdoch University
and Brendan Bentley, The University of Adelaide
- ACT Chris Morrissey, University of Canberra
- NSW Debra Talbot, University of Sydney
- NSW Iain Hay, Macquarie University
and Debra Talbot, University of Sydney
- NT Nicolas Gromik, Charles Darwin University
- QLD Tania Leach, University of Southern Queensland
and Jennifer Clifton, Queensland University of Technology
- SA Brendan Bentley, The University of Adelaide
- TAS Christopher Rayner, University of Tasmania
- WA Chad Morrison, Murdoch University
- VIC Dianne Toe, Deakin University
- AILTEA Shirley Gilbert, Western Sydney University
and Marnee Shay, The University of Queensland
HIGHLIGHTING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The ACDE Board established The Network of Academic Directors of Professional Experience (NADPE) in 2016 to provide a collective voice and take leadership in key issues associated with professional experience.
In 2018 NADPE undertook the largest study on the status of Australian professional experience.
The report was submitted to the Department of Education and Training (DET) in October 2018. DET’s feedback is currently being incorporated into the NADPE report, which has helped identify issues and lay a path for their future resolution.
Projects findings were shared with the NADPE meeting and ACDE Deans’ Forum last October. The final report will go to all ACDE member institutions.
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.
The Steering Group aims 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.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
FIRST NADPE MEETING MAY 6, 2016
ACT, NT and Tasmanian members