Teacher training

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Teacher development
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Understanding and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 disruption on trainee and early career teachers in secondary schools

This report finds that new teachers experienced isolation and self-doubt because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, but also demonstrated resilience that could make them even better teachers.
Report

Improving quality use of research evidence in practice: insights from cross-sector co-design

The Q Project is a 5-year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsay Foundation to understand and improve the use of research evidence in Australian schools. In 2021, the project hosted two series of co-design workshops with teachers, school leaders and other education stakeholders...
Report

Next steps: report of the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review

This is the final report of the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review, which examined the issues surrounding attracting and selecting high-quality candidates into the teaching profession, and how to prepare initial teacher education (ITE) students to be effective teachers.
Report

Making time for great teaching: how better government policy can help

Great teaching transforms students’ lives. But preparing for great teaching takes time. This report recommends that governments adopt three directions for reform.
Report

Failing to teach the teacher: an analysis of mathematics Initial Teacher Education

Policy-makers have increasingly looked to improvements in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) as key to overcoming declining education outcomes. The analysis in this paper validates this concern and places a specific lens on ITE for beginning mathematics teachers.
Discussion paper

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review 2021: discussion paper

This discussion paper provides an overview of the current state of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Australia, providing evidence on two key questions that form the scope of the review: how best to attract and select high-quality candidates into ITE and how best to prepare...
Discussion paper

Every educator matters: evidence for a new early childhood workforce strategy for Australia

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is essential to Australia’s economic and social prosperity. This paper draws on contemporary Australian research, to set out policy proposals for Australian governments to consider in developing and implementing the new national ECEC workforce strategy.
Evaluation

Teachers supporting children with an incarcerated parent: a pilot of the impact and applicability of SHINE for Kids' teacher training program - final report

SHINE for Kids have developed and implemented Australia’s first teacher training program to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge and confidence of teachers to support the education of students with an incarcerated parent. This pilot study represents the first independent evaluation of SHINE for Kids’ teacher...
Discussion paper

Indigenous cultural competency in the Australian teaching workforce

This paper aims to facilitate a re-imagining of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, identities and histories are reflected and understood in Australian classrooms. The ultimate goal is to improve how Australian education systems embrace the development of a culturally competent teaching workforce...
Report

Top teachers: sharing expertise to improve teaching

A new career path for expert teachers could transform Australian schools and boost student learning by 18 months by the time they turn 15.
Report

Initial Teacher Education: data report 2017

This report brings together all of the available data on initial teacher education (ITE) in Australia. It includes data on ITE students and early career teachers, as well as ITE institutions and programs.
Report

Engaging students: creating classrooms that improve learning

When students are engaged in class, they learn more. It is vital that teachers create the right classroom climate for learning: raising student expectations; developing a rapport with students; establishing routines; challenging students to participate and take risks. These all affect how much their students...
Report

Investing in teachers

Investing in teachers analysed Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) experience and identified lessons for improving teacher development policies and programs. The evaluation provides a typology of intervention options, in-depth case studies and contrasting cases to highlight achievements and challenges in different development contexts.
Briefing paper

Investing in teachers: ODE brief

The evaluation found: There is no single best approach to preparing and supporting teachers; the choice of pre-service and/or in-service approaches depends on context-specific needs, and readiness to sustain the approach. DFAT’s experience provides valuable lessons compared to what the literature suggests is ‘good practice’...
Literature review

Supporting teacher development: literature review

The review describes examples from different countries of practices in educational policy and teacher development focused on enhancing teacher quality. It identifies policies that support teacher development as well as the characteristics of effective pre-service teacher education programs and of high-quality professional learning programs for...
Report collection

Initial teacher education: data report 2014

Chair’s Foreword I am pleased to introduce AITSL’s second Initial Teacher Education: Data Report. Since we released the first report in May 2013, the debate over the quality and direction of initial teacher education has intensified. The first data report has contributed to the quality...
Report

Global trends in professional learning and performance and development

This report was completed by the Innovation Unit on behalf of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). It set out to discover innovative practice in professional learning and performance and development in new or transformational sectors including, but not limited to, education.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

This report presents the initial analysis of baseline findings from the Evaluation of the implementation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It comprises analysis of findings from key 2013 data collection activities – the National Forum and National Survey. These activities investigated stakeholders’ knowledge...
Report

Induction round table: becoming a professional practitioner

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership held an Induction Round Table on the 21st of February 2014. At the event, three groups of researchers presented findings from studies related to teacher induction in schools. In the first presentation, the lessons from the Teachers...