TEFANZ Forum, 2019, “Tight but loose regulation of teacher education in Aotearoa”

Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Date: 19 July 2019

Location: University of Canterbury, Rehua Building, Te Moana nui a Kiwa on the 2nd floor

Morning and Afternoon Tea and Lunch will be provided

Registration fee: $70.00

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Forum Highlights

Opening speaker Graeme Aitken will address the assessment framework that he and colleague, Claire Sinnema, developed for the Teaching Council’s new program approval requirements, providing some insight into its origins, intentions, and translation by the Teaching Council.

A panel comprising Don Klinger, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Education at University of Waikato; Cheryl McConnell, Lecture in Early Childhood Education at Eastern Institute of Technology; and Misty Sato, Head of the School of Teacher Education at the University of Canterbury will provide some perspectives on assessment in and for pre-service teacher education and invite audience questions for discussion.

Sector breakout groups will have the opportunity to discuss progress and questions to date around key teaching tasks, culminating integrative assessments, and the new requirements in general.

The Forum will close with the Annual General Meeting of TEFANZ