An inquiring mind challenges education stereotypes

7 October, 2019

Sue Bennett went from studying physics to doing leading research into digital literacy. Along the way she has questioned educational concepts including that of the “digital native”.

Member profile by Erica Cervini

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Rethink the “best and brightest” strategy

5 October, 2019

Politicians and policy-makers often say that education programs must admit the best and brightest students. But Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg argues that this term must be challenged to ensure students understand what it means to be a teacher.

Article by Erica Cervini

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2019 Conference – Leading the Profession: ITE and Beyond

28 September, 2019

The 2019 Conference, “Leading the Profession: ITE and Beyond”, was held at the University of New South Wales from 29-30 July.

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Accessing Teacher Education Professional Experience Placements

28 February, 2018

This research project gathered data on behalf of the NSW Teacher Education Council (TEC) on pre‐service professional experience teacher education programs from member tertiary institutions and their students. The project was initiated by the TEC to examine the issues of access and equity in teacher education professional experience faced by tertiary institutions, from the perspective of the pre‐service teacher and the tertiary institution.

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The Place of Phonics in Literacy Learning

28 February, 2018
Controversies about the most effective ways to help children’s literacy learning have raged for more than four decades. The large and complex area of teaching literacy is often reduced to a long outdated debate about the teaching of reading and this is usually characterized as using phonics to teach reading versus using a ‘whole language [...]
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Employment of Graduate Teachers in Australia (Position Paper)

28 February, 2018
POSITION PAPER Key Messages and Recommendations Contrary to popular belief, the NSW Council of Deans of Education (NSWCDE) is confident that there is no significant oversupply of initial teacher education (ITE) graduates (Preston, 2013; Fischetti, 2015). Employment data can vary across state lines, urban vs. regional job markets, age level and subject area of teaching [...]
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Interview with Researcher, Barbara Preston

17 February, 2018

Barbara Preston describes the current employment climate for NSW teachers.

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Changes to NSWCDE Executive Officers

31 August, 2016
MEDIA RELEASE This press release announces the new office bearers at the New South Wales Council of Deans of Education for 2016-2018. Professor Michele Simons, Dean of Education, Western Sydney University, has been elected to serve as President of NSWCDE, taking over from Professor Chris Davison from UNSW, who has completed her two year term [...]
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19 October, 2016 at UNSW

29 August, 2016

ASSESSMENT IN INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION Tyree Room, Scientia Building UNSW Australia (Kensington Campus – Map reference G19) 9:00am – 4:00pm The forum is free but limited to three places per institution. Registrations are now closed. Prior to attending, please read the BOSTES/NSW Government Learning Assessment Report. Forum Program

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22 July, 2016 at UTS

6 July, 2016

ASSURING GRADUATE QUALITY THROUGH THE NEW ACCREDITATION STANDARDS UTS Aerial Function Room 9:00am – 4:00pm The forum will address the following three themes: 1. Ensuring the “best and brightest” are admitted and graduate 2. Applying a rigorous teaching performance assessment 3. Moving to collaborative approaches to assessment Deans and Heads of Education and other staff responsible […]

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