What counts as evidence in teacher education research and policy?

Wednesday May 15, 5.00-6.30pm  

Please join us for an online forum and panel discussion What counts as evidence in teacher education research and policy? jointly hosted by AAREATEA and ACDE.


Teacher education continues to be the subject of multiple reviews, reports, and reforms. Questions about what good teacher education looks like, what’s working, what’s missing or what needs to be fixed are also the focus of extensive professional, academic and popular discussions – from doom and gloom predictions of declining quality to studies of successful innovations and everything in between. A wide range of evidence is marshalled in support of diverse positions and perspectives, with elevated attention given to some issues and inevitably insufficient recognition of others.

This forum asks about the type of evidence that ‘cuts through’ or is seen to matter most in research and policy on teacher education. What evidence is missing from the many conversations, and what new or alternative approaches to evidence are available or needed?  What are compelling examples of good quality, rigorous research on teacher education, and what criteria are used in making such determinations?

You are invited to an online discussion among a panel of education research experts bringing different views and experiences to these and many other questions. Panel presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Our panellists are:

  • Penny Van Bergen Professor of Educational Psychology and Head of School, Education, University of Wollongong
  • Jenny Gore Laureate Professor and Director of Teaching and Teacher Research Centre, University of Newcastle
  • Sam Sellar Professor of Education Policy, Dean of Research- Education Futures, University of South Australia
  • Matthew Clarke Professor of Education, University of Aberdeen

For more information on this event and to register visit the AARE website.

We look forward to you joining us for this event!

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