Teacher Education research group
The Teacher Education Research group in the Faculty of Education focuses on examining the key question of how to best prepare a teaching workforce to better serve diverse learner needs and build effective school-community partnerships. The group is keen to explore these three areas closely from a range of perspectives (local and global) and to actively inform policy direction and practice.
Some of the research questions we look into include:
- What does an inclusive teacher education curriculum look like?
- What does quality preparation in Teacher Education look like?
- What is 'Best practice' in teacher education?
- How do university-school partnerships contribute to the professional learning of pre-service teachers, mentor teachers and teacher educators?
- How do academic and school-based teachers create a learning environment that supports pre-service and graduate teachers to be 'agents of change'?
The research group brings together a wealth of expertise from a broad range of areas including the preparation of teachers, professional learning of teachers, teacher education curriculum and pedagogy, partnerships and practice.
- Professor Simone White (leader)
- Dr Trent Brown
- Dr Nathan Brubaker
- Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham
- Miss Anita Forsyth
- Dr Rachel Forgasz
- Dr Helen Grimmett
- Dr Clare Hall
- Dr Jane Kirkby
- Prof John Loughran
- Assoc Prof Umesh Sharma
- Dr Judy Williams
- Dr David Zyngier
- Assoc Prof Libby Tudball
- Dr Maria Gindidis
- Assoc Prof Graham Parr