Implement TPA’S to improve teaching skills

Apr 18
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2018 is the year of change at Faculty’s of Education across Australia, as staff are busy implementing evidence based standards across their faculty to assess the readiness of their graduate teachers

The most challenging aspect for University’s are the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA’s). This is essentially a more formalised metric systems that rates a graduate teachers performance while they are on teaching practice.

“We’ve had common standards. We haven’t had common evidence requirements — that’s why it’s the game-changer,’’ says Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith of the Australian National University to The Australian.

Part of the problem for Universities and Teaching Colleges is that the TPA’s are not standardised. Institutions have been given autonomy to develop their own in formal TPA processes suited to their own needs, while that is useful it leave the standards open to interpretation.

The TPA’s, how they designed and implemented across the Country is one of the main driving thrusts of this event.

A highlight of the agenda will be two presentations, one from Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith the other from Professor Janet Clinton, they are the head figures from two consorta who received funding to develop a TPA.

With these two involved as well as other speakers, the sector will be together sharing how they have put together their TPA’s and dealt with the “game-changer” to teaching education.

Click the link and find out more about our two day national conference Implementing Teacher Education Reforms.


Submitted by Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

Richard hails from Northern Ireland, he has a background in journalism, bringing a methodical research angle to his work. He is an avid reader and enjoys playing rugby and football – not soccer – he has been told he has an inflated opinion of his skills at both.

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