Stanford University in the US is working with Pearson to operationalise an assessment for beginning teachers as part of a national strategy to introduce a single method for assessment. Nathan Estel, Director, Educator Relations at the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson says the work has provided a clearer picture of how universities are preparing graduates for work in schools. … More Preparing teachers for the profession
There have been some wonderful highlights for me from the recent World Youth Day in Madrid. Many of the themes extend beyond religious and cultural divides. I thought the address by Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson last week to 3000 young Australians contained some powerful messages for educators. The Archbishop spoke eloquently about the symbolism of icons and … More The vocation of living
On Monday night, I was fortunate to attend a lecture hosted by Sydney University by Professor Linda Darling Hammond from Stanford University. Professor Darling Hammond is one of the leading educational thinkers today. Listening to Darling Hammond, I was struck by the simplicity of her message and the common sense approach to schooling. In a … More What price common sense?