Teacher Education: Innovation, Interventions and Impact

Teacher education is, more than at any other time in our history, in a key public position in the Australian context. With this intense gaze comes new questions and questioning of our work, our research and our practices. This is an excellent time for the Australian Teacher Education Association to capitalise on the attention by politicians and policy makers seeking solutions to the best ways we can prepare teachers for diverse communities.

Conference Convenor

Associate Professor Robyn Brandenburg
Faculty of Education and Arts

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Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor John Loughran

Monash University

John Loughran is the Foundation Chair in Curriculum & Pedagogy and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Monash University. John was a science teacher for ten years before moving into teacher education. John believes that teaching needs to be more highly valued as a profession and his research and writing illustrates how that might be possible. John has published approximately 200 refereed journal articles and 30 books and recently co-edited with Mary Lynn Hamilton The International Handbook of Teacher Education (Springer, 2016).  He was the co-founding editor of Studying Teacher Education and is an Executive Editor for Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice and is on the International Editorial Advisory Board for a number journals including Teacher Education Quarterly and the Journal of Reflective Practice.

Professor Jenny Gore

The University of Newcastle

Jenny Gore is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where she was Dean of Education and Head of School for six years. Currently Director of the Teachers and Teaching Research Program and Co-Editor of the international journal, Teaching and Teacher Education, Jenny has won more than $5.1 million in research funding. Her educational and research interests consistently centre on quality and equity, ranging across such topics as teacher socialisation, reform in teacher education, pedagogical reform, and teacher development. Widely published and cited, Jenny’s current major research projects include a randomised controlled trial investigating the impact of Quality Teaching Rounds, and a longitudinal study exploring the formation of educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling.

Call for Abstracts

Click here for the call for conference presentation abstracts information sheet.

Conference abstracts are called for the theme and sub-themes of:

  • Innovation in Teacher Education
  • Interventions in and for Teacher Education
  • Impact and evidence in Teacher Education
  • Policy and practice in Teacher Education
  • International trends in Teacher Education
  • Questioning and new questions for Teacher Education

Key Dates

Call for abstracts Open
Abstract submissions due Sunday 14 February
Registration opens TBA
Early bird registration closes TBA
Registration closes TBA
ATEA President’s Welcome Reception Sunday 3 July
ECR / HDR Pre-conference Sunday 3 July
Commencement of formal Conference Program Monday 4 July


Please check the official 2016 Conference web page via www.federation.edu.au/ATEA for further details.
If you have any queries please email our conference email:  ATEA2016@federation.edu.au