Journal article

Interrupting practice traditions: using readers' theatre to show the impact of a nationally mandated assessment task on initial teacher educators' work

Ron Kim Keamy, Mark Selkrig

TEACHING EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The mandated introduction of a teaching performance assessment (TPA) into initial teacher education programs in Australia is one of the numerous and continual reforms that have impacted those who work in the field. The Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT) is an approved TPA developed by a national consortium of higher education institutions to determine the ‘classroom readiness’ of graduating teachers. Surveys and focus group discussions were conducted with stakeholder groups to explore their experiences of trialling and implementing the AfGT. Initial teacher educators identified several aspects related to implementation that had impacted the ways they work, which included experiencing an..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the seed funding from the Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership (AITSL) in the first year of the project (2017) and the significant and ongoing financial support provided by the member institutions of the AfGT Consortium. The authors also thank the members of the AfGT Consortium for the enthusiastic and collaborative work in developing the Assessment for Graduate Teaching.