Professional Learning occurs when an alliance of educators, community or industry leaders, convene to work collaboratively to share knowledge that improves teaching and learning skills, the self-efficacy of teachers and students and the academic performance of students of diverse backgrounds.
Who is it for?
The Professional Learning opportunities and events facilitated by The School of Education are aimed at K-12 teachers in each of the three domains of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
Enhancing Professional Knowledge
Enhancing Professional Practice
Enhancing Professional Engagement
Why we do it
Inspirational professional learning for teachers is essential for the ongoing enhancement of a range of complex knowledge, skills and attributes including:
Pedagogical Content Knowledge;
Excellence in teaching and learning;
Research-informed professional decision making; strategic collaboration;
Diverse student learning needs and learning environments; family and community groups in the learning process;
Student assessment and data-driven systems, and
How we do it
Grounded in research and framed using a community of practice model, our approach enables you to develop your professional network with like-minded colleagues and experts in the field. Depending upon the nature of the topic, our professional learning activities are offered either:
Face-face in our state of the art campus facilities.
Fully online formats.
The Western Australian curriculum caters for a range of learning opportunities across the Birth – Year 12 education sectors. This incorporates the integrated, holistic planning of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Kindy Guidelines; through to the Pre-Primary to Year 10 outlines as well as Senior Secondary courses in each of the identified learning areas. The focus across the early years sector is on the development and learning of children prior to formal school settings and incorporates the integration of many of the fundamental knowledge and skills that are later formed into specific subject areas. The various Western Australian curriculum frameworks are used by educators to create meaningful learning programs and to assess and report on student learning outcomes. A variety of professional learning opportunities are offered by the School of Education to target aspects associated with the teaching and learning of these curriculum areas. Select a LEARNING AREA for more information.
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August 29, 2017
STEPS TO BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING LINK
Would you like to enhance your teacher professional knowledge or practice?
Would you like your teaching staff to collaborate with innovative researchers in the School of Education? Would you like to connect your school community more broadly across our dynamic university to help drive your school’s professional learning needs forward? Your first step is to contact us here at The School of Education via sySTEMec.
Visit our Professional Learning Courses page to explore the range of professional learning activities and events on offer.