Shifting from compliance to competency: Enhancing capabilities around the APSTs

  • O'Connor, Justen (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Fitzgerald, Angela (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bradbury, Ondine (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Pre-service teachers (PSTs) are assessed at the graduate level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs) to ensure they are classroom-ready teachers. Their teaching performance is appraised through a professional experience report that is framed around these standards. Currently many mentor teachers respond to the standards as a matter of compliance. We see this as a lost opportunity when the standards being used as a tick-box exercise rather than a tool to develop competency. This project proposes an approach, which will support a shift to using the APSTs as a structure for providing meaningful feedback on PSTs developing practice.
Short titleCompliance to competency
Effective start/end date2/11/1721/12/18