It is important that every pre-service teacher is classroom ready upon graduation. Our role in the ITE reforms helps ensure this. Find information about the reform efforts and its implementation in your education setting.
In 2014 the Australian Government appointed a Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) to make recommendations to improve initial teacher education (ITE) to better prepare new teachers and ensure new graduates are classroom ready. The report card shows what's been achieved so far.
In February 2015, the Australian Government released its response to the Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers (Action Now) report from the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG). This response committed to a reform agenda for teacher education that aimed to add rigour to the system and provide a stronger evidence base for ITE in Australia.
Laureate Professor John Hattie speaks about the report of the Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEMAG), the Government’s response and the challenges facing AITSL and the education profession.
Minister Pyne released the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group report on teacher education and the Government’s response on 13 February 2015.
The strengthening of the Accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures (Standards and Procedures) ensures all ITE programs are of consistently high quality and all that teacher education students have the opportunity to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage.
Find out how ITE has been strengthened.
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Professional experience is a critical component of teacher preparation. Carefully coordinated it provides pre-service teachers with rich learning opportunities designed to achieve a strong connection between university program with school classroom practical experience.
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All ITE students are required to be 'classroom ready' by the time they graduate. This means they will be robustly assessed against the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. New teachers will be better equipped to have a positive impact on student learning.Learn more about graduate assessment
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The AITSL Initial Teacher Education Research Agenda has been published to guide research on the effectiveness of initial teacher education. With a rigorous evidence base on ITE, program providers can learn from and be benchmarked against effective practice.Learn more about research
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