The Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education would like to welcome you to the GTPA forum – Future of Education: GTPA Collaboration for Teacher Quality & Learning Impact

This is the inaugural forum in a nationwide series about innovation and accountability in teacher education. It addresses critical topics such as:

  1. What is known about the actual quality of teacher education and how do we know it?
  2. How are Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) responding to policy reform initiatives in Initial Teacher Education (ITE)?
  3. How can research partnerships and collaborations drive inquiries into quality, innovation and accountability to improve teaching and student learning?

The April forum takes a particular focus on initial teacher education in seven HEIs implementing the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) in their ITE programs.

The forum in a snapshot

Expert Panel
– The forum commences with a Panel discussion that includes key stakeholders from research, policy and practice. The panellists will draw on their different fields of experience to consider the potential of a teaching performance assessment and what a competence assessment adds to efforts to quality assure graduates as profession ready.

– Experienced teacher educators and recent ITE graduates will show how evidence from the GTPA is being used to develop stronger partnerships, inform program renewal and generate evidence of innovation.
– Researchers will show research currently underway at scale to build an Australian evidence base in ITE.

School partnerships are critical in preparing the next generation of teachers. The contribution of teacher performance assessments to these partnerships will be of high interest to those attending the event.

Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith
Director, ILSTE and GTPA Standards & Moderation Project

GTPA Collective of Higher Education Institutions


GTPA Forum Schedule

When & Where

12 April 2019

ACU Leadership Centre
Level 3, 229 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane CBD


9-9:30am Arrival, registration, seating

9:30am Welcome

9:40am Opening of Forum

9:55am Expert Panel compered by Madonna King

11-11:30am Refreshments

11:30-2:30pm Presentations

Meet the members of the Expert Panel and our Compere Madonna King

Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith

  • Director, Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University
  • Director, Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment: Standards & Moderation Project

Professor Bill Blayney

  • Dean, School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University
  • Deputy Chair/ Treasurer and Secretary of the Queensland Council of Deans of Education
  • Member of Initial Teacher Education Stakeholder Working Group for Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Mr John Ryan

  • Director Queensland College of Teachers
  • Professor Donna Pendergast
  • Dean and Head of School, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University
  • Chair, Board of the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI)
  • Director, Board of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
  • Chair, AITSL Teacher Education Expert Standing Committee
  • Chair, Queensland Council of Deans of Education (QCDE)

Mr Mark Rickard

  • Executive Principal, Benowa State High School

Ms Annette Laidler

  • Senior Project Officer, Initial Teacher Education, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists. For more information, see www.madonnaking.com.au

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