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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.
This recently published paper presents data from surveys of beginning teachers in Queensland and explores current avenues of support.
Read more from the Australian Journal of Teacher Education here…
The Queensland College of Teachers is a member of ATRA, the incorporated association of Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities.
The Australian Government has established a Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group to review initial teacher education programs. The Advisory Group is seeking submissions in response to its Issues Paper. Submissions are due by 13 June 2014.
The QCT Team will be visiting a variety of locations across Queensland during Term 2 to conduct workshops with a focus on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and QCT registration processes. There are still places available for some workshops with additional spaces opening up due to cancellations. Teachers wishing to participate must register and you can do so by accessing the full calendar of events.
Teachers who have undertaken research on teaching can apply to the QCT for a small grant to assist them to present their findings at a suitable national or state conference. Applications close on 30 April. Please see the Guidelines on the QCT website.
This report is the result of a major research project undertaken by the QCT in 2013. It provides valuable insight into the complex issues around beginning teacher attrition. The study has produced a significant body of information for the QCT and key stakeholders to inform the development of policy and strategies regarding the retention of early career teachers in the profession in Queensland. Completed Research.
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 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 >