Above: Assistant Minister Karen Andrews addressing the Forum
On Tuesday June 26, CaPA President, Andrew Watson, represented CaSPA at the AISTL TEMAG Forum 2018 which provided the opportunity for key stakeholders to discuss some of the key emerging and existing challenges and opportunities for strong school-university partnerships that underpin high quality initial teacher education (ITE).
The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) in 2014 provided comprehensive advice on how pre-service teachers can be prepared with the right mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be successful teachers in Australian schools. Central to implementing the reforms are the Accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures 2015 (Standards and Procedures) that include enhanced requirements for high quality professional experience, including the need for providers to have partnership agreements in place with schools, improved communication channels and professional learning opportunities for supervising teachers.
The outcome of the forum will be communicated formally later but the day helped all stakeholders to focus on what can be done better together to progress the work of AISTL in addressing the recommendations of TEMAG.
Below: AITSL CEO Lisa Rogers also provided helpful input into the Forum
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