The paper Classroom ready: Demonstrating the impact on student learning of initial teacher education programs is intended to stimulate discussion about how teacher education programs in Australia can demonstrate their impact on school student learning.
The paper highlights the importance of, and proposes requirements for, evidence of impact to help Australia’s teachers be their best. The paper builds on the strengths of the current national approach to accreditation of initial teacher education programs and the work of states and territories. The paper has been informed by three stimulus papers developed to promote thinking about approaches to accreditation based on evidence of impact.
AITSL is inviting anyone with an interest in initial teacher education to read the paper and respond to the three questions.
- Which of the proposed components of evidence of impact would convince you about the quality of initial teacher education programs?
- What components of evidence of impact should be mandatory, and which should be optional?
- What evidence of impact could initial teacher education providers feasibly collect?
Submissions will close on: 11 September 2015 at 5:00pm AEST
AITSL will provide a summary of submissions on the AITSL website. Submissions will contribute to our ongoing work in the Strengthened accreditation of initial teacher education programs.*