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We are pleased to announce the return of the QCT Research Digest. This series of publications looks at the research on various aspects of education, reviewing the messages from research and emphasising its implications for teachers and teaching. The new issue, Teaching critical thinking, focuses on theory, research and policy issues related to the teaching of critical thinking. It examines different definitions and views of critical thinking, and different approaches to teaching critical thinking.
Teacher registration in Queensland began in 1973 through the former Board of Teacher Education.
More information about the history of teacher registration in Queensland is provided on the QCT Background page.
The Queensland College of Teachers is a member of ATRA, the incorporated association of Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities.
The October QCT eNews referred to the upcoming QCT web conferences, which include presentations on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. For details of sessions and registration, visit our Web Conferences page.
The Queensland Government has commissioned the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to conduct an independent review of Queensland senior assessment and tertiary entrance processes. You can read reports, discussion papers and updates on the review here:www.acer.edu.au/queenslandreview
The QCT has introduced a new online process for provisionally registered teachers to apply to move to full registration. Either the school or the teacher can initiate the process. For more information please see the Quick Start Guide
The Queensland College of Teachers has partnered with the New South Wales Institute of Teachers and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership to produce an online professional learning experience to assist teachers in supervising pre-service teachers. The four on-line modules can be found at aitsl.edu.au/spt
The Register of Teachers is a list of persons who hold or have held registration as a teacher in Queensland.SEARCH THE REGISTER >