This week Curriculum Leadership
publishes a summary of Top of the Class: Report on the Inquiry into Teacher Education,
produced by the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Education and Vocational Training. The report covers issues surrounding the effectiveness of current teacher education; directions for future research; teacher supply and demand, and the allocation of places in teacher education; entry into pre-service teacher courses; practicum and school–university partnerships; and funding of teacher education and induction of new teachers. It also covers the issue of teachers' ongoing professional learning and its potential links to levels of registration and pay.
Nine Victorian schools in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities have tackled student engagement in the middle years by implementing reforms based on student-centred learning – AARE Conference Papers
Paul A Kirschner, John Sweller, Richard E Clark
As minimally-guided, constructivist pedagogies ignore what is now known about memory and learning, it is no surprise that the research evidence shows them to be ineffective for all but the most capable learners – Educational Psychologist.