Wednesday , October 17 2018

Teaching Resources

Is teacher PD our only way forward?

Associate Professor Helen Cahill

If, as John Hattie says, teachers are the single biggest in-school determinant of student outcomes, why don't we support our teachers to undertake professional development? Australian teachers work longer, and have fewer allocated training days than in many other countries.

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Teaching with Indigenous resources

The Ration Shed

Teaching Aboriginal studies is especially difficult if you are non-Aboriginal. Very little in your education or experience has prepared you for an in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal peoples and cultures. Much of your knowledge about Aboriginal people is too often derived from popular myths or from a media which sensationalises, distorts or omits Aboriginal issues.

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