One of the perennial questions faced by an initial teacher education (ITE) provider is what constitutes the right balance of practical and theoretical programme delivery. ChalkTalks panellists discussed this at the recent discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education.
It became clear at Education Central’s ChalkTalks panel discussion on Reimagining Teacher Education that it was difficult for ITE (initial teacher education) providers to be truly innovative against a backdrop of constant political change and a sector that currently feels so under-valued.
ChalkTalks panellist Craig Holt, President of Auckland Primary Principals’ Association summarises his thoughts on the biggest challenges facing teacher education in New Zealand right now.
ChalkTalks panellist Liam Cunningham, teacher education Masters student at AUT gives his thoughts on the biggest challenge facing teacher education.
ChalkTalks panellist Pauline Barnes answers the question gives her views on the biggest challenges facing teacher education.
ChalkTalks panellist Associate Professor Mark Barrow, Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland gives his thoughts on what are the biggest challenges facing teacher education in New Zealand.
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