In the late 20th century, it had become fashionable to argue that teachers can learn most of what they need to know by being in schools. Now, however, the tide has turned and the call is for education to draw on research to do things more effectively. While Australian education research is extremely highly regarded and used internationally, it faces new challenges. These are about how to do things better and about what we need to be teaching to develop new thinkers, and good citizens, and the type of lifelong learning needed in the future.
Universities should do more to prepare teachers for classroom realities, but the simple division between theory and practice masks more subtle issues – Curriculum Perspectives
Renata Phelps, Paul Thornton
A trial PD project in New South Wales is encouraging teachers to learn more about ICT as many of their students do, through self-driven, collaborative play – Australian Educational Leader