Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Questions without Notice


2:58 pm

Photo of Marise PayneMarise Payne (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for Human Services) Share this | Hansard source

The advisory group will adopt an evidenced based approach because we think that is the best way to identify world's best practice in teacher education. There is going to be a particular focus on pedagogical approaches, on subject content and on professional experience. The terms of reference themselves, which were made by public by the minister at the time, state that the work of the advisory group will focus on three areas. The terms of reference identify these as:

1.   Pedagogical approaches—Ways of teaching and learning, including assessing learning related to specific areas and matched to the capabilities of students

2.   Subject content … and

3.   Professional experience … Improved university and in-school professional experience opportunities for pre-service teachers and better support from experienced mentor teachers.

The third area is about making sure that those who have already grown and learned in the profession can assist those who wish to engage in the profession to learn more and to learn the best.


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