Teacher Education Research Network
The Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) is a new research collaboration focused on the University of Newcastle’s teacher education programs which have the largest cohort of face-to-face teacher education students in Australia.
The collaboration brings together our strong group of teacher education researchers and will strengthen the Field of Research outputs published in 130313.
Professor James Albright and the Chair of TERN, Dr Rachel Buchanan have identified that the aims and scope of the collaboration fill an immediate need in educational research at the University of Newcastle.
Initial foci of the collaboration includes:
1. Digital Knowledge: studies looking at pre-service teachers and the perception that they are “digital natives”; assessment in a post-literate world; and, innovative teaching and learning in the area of digital knowledge.
2. Cohort effects: comparative studies looking at teacher education programs in terms of specialisation and program structure.
3. Induction / professional experience: studies looking at teacher education pre-service practicum design and delivery; the student teacher professional experience; and, early career teachers.
TERN researchers will be presenting at BERA 2011 and ECER 2011.
Buchanan, R. (2011). Paradox, Promise and Public Pedagogy: Implications of the Federal Government’s Digital Education Revolution. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36, (2).
Gruska, K. & Donnelly, D. (2010). Digital technologies and performative pedagogies: repositioning the visual. Digital Culture & Education, 2.