Presentation on theme: "Association for Partnership CPD – links to partnership"— Presentation transcript:
1Association for Partnership CPD – links to partnership in Teacher EducationCPD – links to partnershipDr d’Reen Struthers
2Working in ITE partnership Partnership staff often work in isolationCollaboration offers the sharing of goodpracticeOften positioned in HEIs as engagingmanagerial partnershipsThere is a growing global research basefor partnership practicesCertainly now becoming more than justschool placements
3The changing face of partnership Both Schools and HEIs are nowworking in multi-agency partnershipsTensions continue between HEI andschool-led routes to QTSSome tensions arise from viewsabout what types of knowledge arenecessary for preparing teachersfrom both schools and HEIsTensions about QA as therecommending QTS partner still isresponsible
4CPD - Partnership matters in HEIs the tension is oftenbetween income generation (MAs)and enhancing schoolimprovement for quality/quantityplacementsViews about school improvementand school management notuniversal with implications for QAin ITEChallenges of changing skill base
5Translating across borders Changing skills for liaison tutors:Different skills already developed in schools:mentor/coaching for NQTS,GTP mentoringPrevious work as Teachertutor assessors for QTSMTL requirementsResourcing for staff development in HEIs as pace of change in schools overtakes change in HEIs
6Influences from other models: PDS (Holmes 2005)American Professional Development schoolsUse teaching fellowsMA studentsNZ ‘Normal school’ linked to ITEseconded school liaison staff whoacross school and university.PLS (Struthers 2009)Roehampton University’s Professional Learning SchoolTutors move out to schools with students and work alongside teachers to deconstruct practice.
7Notion of ‘blending’Vocationally based model linked to university depts with professors and readers offering critical edge to beginning teachers (practice in Australia)Schools often sceptical of skill-base of university tutors…when teachers reflect on new roles and skills they have developed in schools.Challenge posed for HEI staff with speed of change and adaption in schools
8Looking ahead – Change management in HEIs?? Shifting view of teachers as consumers of knowledge to now being knowledge producersResources for staff to work within a ‘school improvement’ agendaImpact of MTL developments for sustaining pedagogical partnership
9What does APTE offer?A national network and professional association whichencourages, promotes and supportsprofessional discourse relating topartnershipsprovides a forum to share goodpractice, update & lead developmentadvocates and champions partnershipwithin and beyond ITEencourages research and staff support
10The value of local and grass-root discussion Addressing the needs ofpartnership staff (admin andacademic)Opportunity to considerdifferent models and to inquireinto other ways of meeting thecurrent challenges of centrallyled policy changes.
11Annual Conferences 2008 Quality and Capacity in School Partnership 2009 Partnership Landscapes2010 Extending partnerships
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