The Teaching Profession in this Convergent Moment

Beginning teachers are entering the education system at an exciting and dynamic time with a number of convergent factors impacting on the profession, including: the implementation from 2019 of the new senior curriculum and assessment practices; the need for a new work mindset leading to reflection and re-visioning about the role and purpose of school education; a shortage of teachers to meet the needs of an aging teacher workforce; new teacher education practices; a greater understanding of student learning. This convergent moment provides a unique opportunity for those new to the profession to serve as leaders in this space and for a new way of conceiving the role of teachers in our community. This presentation will reflect on the journey to this moment and looks forward to the future directions for the profession.

This event is free. Register via Eventbrite.

About the presenter:
Donna Pendergast is Professor, Dean and Head of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Her fields of research expertise are: early and middle year’s education; student engagement; teacher efficacy; school reform; and teacher education. She has conducted numerous research projects valued at more than AUS$3.5 million. Donna has served in prominent roles associated with the profession at state and federal levels including Chair of the Board of Directors of Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELI) and Chair of the Queensland Council of Deans of Education (QCDE). Donna has more than 125 refereed publications and 18 books related to teacher work.

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Date and time

From: 03:30 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2018 To: 05:00 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Gold Coast B5.40. Video conferenced to LIS R1.06, Coffs A1.20. Or via Facebook Live Stream