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Teacher competencies

Report

Teaching writing in secondary English in the NAPLAN era

This report presents findings from research investigating the writing pedagogies, beliefs and practices of English teachers in the context of a decade of Australia's NAPLAN testing, where writing has been consistently identified as problematic in secondary schools.
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.
Report

How to raise the status of teachers using digitally mediated social innovation

Teachers are critical to achieving sustainable economic prosperity through their role in disseminating knowledge and moulding future generations of critical and creative thinkers. Yet in Australia, teaching as a career path is waning in both its attractiveness and status. The overarching research question explored in...
Article

Working from home and digital literacy – what can we assume?

This article asks whether Australian school students are sufficiently digitally literate and confident to effectively transition to online learning and whether teachers have demonstrated the capacity to use digital technologies in their teaching and learning practice to facilitate this transition.
Report

Building quality in teaching and teacher education

AER 61 discusses the contemporary influences on initial teacher education, with particular attention to the notion of quality teaching, and the role of teacher education and teacher educators in the development of quality teachers. Section 1 introduces the key concept of ‘quality’ and explores the...