School-university-education system partnerships

The faculty, through the offices of Professional Experiences and Professional Learning has developed partnership structures with an increasing number of schools, both primary and secondary. The forms of partnership vary but in general they revolve around programs that link pre-service professional learning and Professional Experience with opportunities for teacher professional learning.

Professional development modules are being delivered to teachers in school sites that are often also hosting groups of pre-service teachers for Professional Experience. Regular Professional Learning Partners meetings are held within the faculty at which teachers and academics present work together within a context of collaborative professional exchange.

Relationships with schools vary, however, the following partnership schools are among those that have helped develop the faculty's unique group mentoring program for pre-service teachers in their first professional experience. Some schools such as North Sydney PS (Demonstration School) and Curl Curl North PS have a particularly long-standing relationship with the faculty.

Arncliffe PS

Auburn West PS

Balgowlah BHS

Balmain PS

Beauty Point PS

Belmore BHS

Belmore South PS

Berala PS

Beverly Hills GHS

Cabramatta PS

Caddies Creek PS

Cammeray PS

Campsie PS

Canterbury PS

Canterbury GHS

Carlton South PS

Cronulla PS

Croydon PS

Curl Curl North PS

Darlington PS

Epping Boys HS

Haberfield PS

Homebush West PS

Metella Road PS

Middle Harbour PS

Mosman HS

North Sydney PS

Plumpton PS

Rockdale PS

Villawood East PS

Wattawa Heights PS

Wiley Park PS

Wiley Park GHS

Wentworthville PS

 

 



St George District of the NSW Department of Education and Training

Currently the Department of Education and Training funds two half lectureships, where staff are jointly located at the faculty and Georges River College, Oatley. This partnership has so far produced:

  • University-developed, board-endorsed courses – two courses that target particular skills students need for study at university are offered routinely to Stage 6 students at the college.

  • Enrichment of pre-service teacher training – seminars, workshops and conferences that are designed to facilitate teachers' and schools' direct involvement in pre-service teachers' education, are conducted by the University at the college.

  • Professional development of in-service teachers – the two lecturers involved in the partnership work with college staff and with the Education District to develop, provide and evaluate professional development initiatives.