Preparing educators for the bravenew world of curricula, standards, accreditation and even teaching.          Prof Bob Con...
Key concerns from CEASA members•   Capacity for change•   Overload•   Reduction in goodwill•   Time constraints in change•...
Whateducationalchangeseems like formanyteachers
Issues for Teacher Education• New national standards for Teacher Education  awards on what programs must contain• Minimum ...
Professional Experience – a Critical  components for teacher education• Increased enrolments in Teacher Education across  ...
What are the constraints?ACARA  – Australian Curriculum and how it relates to state    curricula? How it will become a cur...
Australian Curriculum– just add a local nozzle?                             © R.Conway, 2012
What are the constraints?ACARA   – Australian Curriculum and how it relates to state curricula? How it will     become a c...
How do we get to beheard as individuals inthe world of curriculumchange, changingaccountability in termsof performance, an...
What can we do?Engage teachers, schools and systems:   – Throughout the process of implementing the Australian     Curricu...
Sometimes itall seems likethis.Don’t give upas yourschools andstudents needyou!!Thank you!                 © R.Conway, 2012
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Preparing Educators - Prof Bob Conway

  1. 1. Preparing educators for the bravenew world of curricula, standards, accreditation and even teaching. Prof Bob Conway Dean of Education Flinders University
  2. 2. Key concerns from CEASA members• Capacity for change• Overload• Reduction in goodwill• Time constraints in change• Taking more time from teaching• Curriculum from above• Individual change rates verses systems change• Lack of PL and/or PD to understand changes• Accountability measures and pay• Non-engagement of teachers during the change process leads to difficulty to be convinced and positive about implementing them. © R.Conway, 2012
  3. 3. Whateducationalchangeseems like formanyteachers
  4. 4. Issues for Teacher Education• New national standards for Teacher Education awards on what programs must contain• Minimum training time of 2 years (can be taught in 1.5 years)• New national registration of teachers on graduation based on Graduate Standards of AITSL• New mandatory days for Professional Experience © R.Conway, 2012
  5. 5. Professional Experience – a Critical components for teacher education• Increased enrolments in Teacher Education across the state• Placements are critical but critically short in supply• Rethink how we find places and how schools support the teachers of the future © R.Conway, 2012
  6. 6. What are the constraints?ACARA – Australian Curriculum and how it relates to state curricula? How it will become a curriculum rather than a set of single individual subject curriculums (sic) • Cross curriculum priorities/general capabilities in F-10 • Intersection with the EYLF • Senior Years model – Years 11-12 • Resources and whether they will be shared (Scootle.edu.au) – NAPLAN and its effects on teaching and learning priorities © R.Conway, 2012
  7. 7. Australian Curriculum– just add a local nozzle? © R.Conway, 2012
  8. 8. What are the constraints?ACARA – Australian Curriculum and how it relates to state curricula? How it will become a curriculum rather than a set of single individual subject curriculums (sic) • Cross curriculum priorities/general capabilities in F-10 • Intersection with the EYLF • Senior Years model – Years 11-12 • Resources and whether they will be shared (Scootle.edu.au) – NAPLAN and its effects on teaching and learning prioritiesAITSL – Teacher and Principal standards – Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework as a measure of performance accountability and pay(??) © R.Conway, 2012
  9. 9. How do we get to beheard as individuals inthe world of curriculumchange, changingaccountability in termsof performance, andjob expectations? © R.Conway, 2012
  10. 10. What can we do?Engage teachers, schools and systems: – Throughout the process of implementing the Australian Curriculum with consistent updates – SA is stronger at this than some states – In discussions about the progression from AITSL standards to measurable and enforceable progression (pay?) levels – Use PD days effectively across schools rather than isolated individual teacher activities – Share resources, ideas and strategies and not reinvent the wheel (ie. not just Scootle, but all resources websites) © R.Conway, 2012
  11. 11. Sometimes itall seems likethis.Don’t give upas yourschools andstudents needyou!!Thank you! © R.Conway, 2012

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